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SHI

Poetry

Lee Chang-Dong
Südkorea, 2010
Fiction, 139min, OmeU

SHI

Lee Chang-Dong
Südkorea, 2010
Fiction, 139min, OmeU

Cast: 
Yun Jung-hee
Yang Mi-ja
Kim Hira
Mr. Kang
David Lee
Jong-wook
Screenplay: 
Lee Chang-Dong
Sound: 
Lee Seung-chul
Camera: 
Kim Hyun-seok
Editor: 
Kim Hyun
Decoration: 
SihnJeom-hui
Costume: 
Lee Choong-yeon

Production: 
Pinehouse Film
World Sales: 
Finecut
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Mi-ja lives in a small country town with a river running through it. She’s over 60 but she looks young for her age and she likes to dress well. Her hats may seem a bit eccentric but they correspond with Mi-ja’s fondness for beauty and poetry. Her interest in writing leads her to enroll in a poetry course at the local community center, and she becomes a devoted student. Her new hobby doesn’t prevent her from making a living taking care of a disabled old man, and she also looks after an adolescent grandson who lives with her. He causes Mi-ja few problems, that is until it turns out that he is involved in the suicide of one of his classmates. Mi-ja finds out that reality isn’t as beautiful as she’d like to believe. The character of Mi-ja is played by legendary 60’s Korean film star Yun Jung-hee, who takes up acting after a long hiatus.