Mija lives with her middle-schooler grandson in a small suburban city located along the Han River. She is a dandy old lady who likes to dress up in flower-decorated hats and fashionable outfits, but she is also an unpredictable character with an inquisitive mind.

By chance she takes a ‘poetry’ class at a neighborhood cultural center and is challenged to write a poem for the first time in her life. Her quest for poetic inspiration begins with observing the everyday life she never intentionally took notice of before to find beauty within it. And with this, Mija is delightfully surprised with newfound trepidation as if she were a little girl discovering things for the first time in her life.

But when she is suddenly faced with a reality harsh beyond her imagination, she realizes perhaps life is not as beautiful as she had thought it is…. New 4K restoration.

This 2010 drama written and directed by Lee Chang-dong received the award for the Best Screenplay at that year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Director/writer: Lee Chang-dong
Features: Yun Jeong-hie, Lee Da-wit, Kim Hee-ra
Run time: 2 hrs. 19 min
Film: Drama
Language: Korean [English subtitles]