Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the
Cannes Film Festival, Poetry
is an exquisite
portrait of a woman’s brave fight against
Alzheimer’s and against her guilt over a
relative’s brutal crime. Mija, an aging maid
and guardian of her grandson, is concerned by
her frequent forgetfulness and takes a poetry
class to sharpen her mind. She begins to
appreciate the wonders of the natural world,
but a schoolgirl’s suicide initiates a chain of
tragic events that will change her life forever.
Korean language with English subtitles.
This series is sponsored by the East Asian
Studies Center, Department of Communication
and Culture, TECO, the Taipei Economic and
Cultural Office in Chicago, and IU Cinema.
Special thanks to Professor Stephanie DeBoer.
Screenings are free, but ticketed.