Lee Jeok-yo is a 70ish year old man who is a respected poet. He cares fondly for his 30ish year old disciple Seo Ji-woo. The world of these two men are shaken when 17-year-old high school student Han Eun-gyo comes into the picture, as their mind and sexual desires are awakened.
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The masterful direction of Jun Ji-Woo makes Eungyo quite the experience. There's no pretense here, everything is presented in the most subtle and delicate way possible and the simple narrative is beyond captivating. The subdued cinematography is quite ingenious and the musings about love and particularly about ageing are obviously very touching. One of my all time favorites.