Saturday, May 25, 2024
2:30 pm–4:45 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2024-05-25 14:30:00 2024-05-25 16:45:00 Poetry 05/25/2024 2:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Lee Chang-dong (South Korea and France, 2010, 139 min.). Korean with English subtitles.

Kind-hearted Mi-ja (Yun Jeong-hie) is tasked with raising her troubled teenage grandson, Jong-wook, while her daughter works in far-off Busan. In denial that her abilities as a caregiver are threatened by the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Mi-ja begins to write poetry in a class at the local cultural center. At first she finds inspiration in the beauty of the natural world, but then, when Jong-wook is mired in a shocking scandal, Mi-ja taps into newfound depths of disappointment and pain.

Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Best Screenplay at Cannes, Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry has been hailed by the New York Times as a “tour de force” that presents an “extraordinary vision of human empathy.” Presented in a new 4K restoration.

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

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