Un constat lucide et désenchanté sur l'inanité de l'humanité, sur la médiocrité de l'existence, deux notions philosophiques qui restent souvent brumeuses dans leur appréhension et que l'écriture et la poésie pourraient estampiller d'une signification nouvelle ou du moins d'une perception au-delà d'une basique compréhension organique. www.cinefiches.com
It gets a 4 because Secret Sunshine, Oasis and Peppermint Candy are all perfect films and this feels a small step below. But its nevertheless powerful, thought provoking and soul stirring in the ways you expect from Lee Chang-dong's cinema. The lead performance is also magnificent. Korean acting is really amongst the best we have in the world now
This is a movie where the aesthetic (inner) beauty expressed of a woman exceeds the men in her life. She navigates, endures, raises and manages the males in her life without sacrificing her, essentially, soul. SPOILER: Lovely, too, that a sympathetic sexual act does not diminish her spirit. The physical is how she interacts with others and her soul is solitary. The way she chooses to touch the world is though poetry.
Poetry is an unforgettable, life-changing experience. It deserves to be watched on a big screen and in complete silence. It can't be experienced while texting your girlfriend or checking Facebook. Sorry if I sound annoying and pretentious. This film is very dear to me. Armando