Grab yourself an early Christmas present – enter our Poetry DVD competition today! Find details below the synopsis on how to enter!
Mija (veteran actress Yun Jung-hee who came from a 16 year retirement from film to take on this role) is a beautiful grandmother in her sixties who moves gracefully through life, contemplating a trivial daily routine that is ill-suited to her refined persona. With warmth, elegance and a dash of eccentricity, Mija takes care of her ungrateful grandson Wook (Lee David) and makes a living caring for an elderly man, paralyzed by a stroke.
On a whim, Mija enrolls in a poetry class at the local cultural centre and begins a personal quest to find the perfect words to describe her feelings. In the class, she watches her teacher guide his students as they search for the way to write their poem, plumbing their histories and their emotions. For Mija, who lives in a cramped apartment, the poetry class is a way to escape her mundane existence.
However, she’s plagued by the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and struggles with familiar nouns and the challenges of the creative process. The breakthrough for Mija comes when she discovers that Wook, her grandson and five of his friends, are implicated in the suicide of a classmate, who is found floating face down in the river, having accused them of rape. Mija’s world is turned upside down by the discovery of this monstrous crime, and it is her unique and touching poetry that allows her to continue to embrace life.
POETRY is a heartbreaking individual story, a mysterious, redemptive and cathartic film that also transcends itself and seems to speak for all of us.
The film is released on DVD on 28th November.
To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies just answer this question:
What class does Mija enroll in?
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and make the subject ‘Poetry Comp’. Remember to include your address so we know where to send your prize if you’re a winner!
Open to UK residents only.
The competition will close 9th December at 23.59 GMT.
No alternative is available.
Your address may be forwarded to a third party in order for you to receive your prize.