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POETRY (2010)

  • dir. Lee Chang-Dong
  • year. 2010
  • country. South Korea
  • run-time. 133 mins
  • rating. 12

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Film 8:00PM

In a deeply affecting central performance Yun Junghee playsYang Mija who works as a carer for a disabled man and also raises her grandson alone. She has to endure the onset of Alzheimer's disease and learns that her grandson was one of the attackers of a junior high school girl who committed suicide. 

Through all of this and to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a poet she enrolls in a class and begins to write.  

Poetry is widely regarded of one of the best films of the twenty-first century.

Deptford Cinema is proud to be taking part in Scalarama. This annual celebration sees September transform into a month of amazing films, screened in various locations and by all different types of people – from established picture palaces to newbies, completely new to screening films. Scalarama is by everyone, for everyone, everywhere, with DIY in its veins.

— The Guardian
Disarmingly powerful
— Sight & Sound
Witty, affecting and very intelligent
— Geoff Andrew, Time Out
Winner of Best Screenplay
— Cannes Film Festival, 2010