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In the 2010 film Poetry director Chang-dong Lee explores the importance of poetry as a tool to be used in dealing with the terrible things people face in their lives.  His protagonist, Mija, played by the deeply talented Jeong-hie Yun (who won many awards for this performance), registers for a poetry workshop at the local community arts center.  She soon learns that her grandson has been involved in horrible crime that has led to the suicide of a young girl, and that she is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.  Focusing on beauty and truth while trying to compose her poem, Mija develops the strength to make choices she struggles with though the course of the film.  The painful path she chooses is eased by the words of poem.

 

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