Decent and emotional,only sometimes felt a little bit slow and some scenes feel a little bit awkward and out of place. Top class acting here from the main character,but other characters are so two dimentional.
Had a difficult time with this one since it seems to meander around a lot, losing its way into too much introspection it seems that the plot is always flirting with coming to a halt, but moves just slowly on by to keep viewers somewhat interested. Yoon Jeong Hee gives an impressive performance that complements the emotionally heavy story with a lightness of someone who has been left numb by the events around her.
Haunting. Lyrical. Vibrant. Lee Chang-dong's powerful tale of an elderly woman dealing with hardship through poetry is a completely profound cinematic experience. Yun Jung-hee is heartbreaking as a woman on the cusp of Alzheimer's who discovers that her grandson has committed an unthinkable crime. POETRY is a masterful evocation of a free spirit torn down by the fog of age and tragedy.