A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. Lee Chang-dong's follow-up to his acclaimed SECRET SUNSHINE is a masterful study of the subtle empowerment -- and moral compass -- of an indefatigable older woman.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
[An] exquisite Korean drama by Secret Sunshine's Lee Chang-dong.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 02.16.2011
A deceptively gentle tale with a tender ache at its center, as well as a performance from Yun Jung-hee that lingers long in the memory.Justin Chang, Variety, 12.29.2011
"Poetry" is daring in the ways only quiet, unhurried but finally haunting films have the courage to be.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 05.05.2011
Those with an eye for reading between the lines can find layers of meaning.Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter, 01.04.2012