Original title: “Shi”

South Korea  –  Date: 2010  –  Running time: 139 mins

CFC Member feedback: Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.24 / 5 from 25 responses)

  • ‘Excellent’: 12 votes
  • ‘Very good’: 9 votes
  • ‘Good’: 3 votes
  • ‘Poor’: 1 vote
  • Uncatagorised: 1

This understated film manages to combine such diverse themes as growing old, a dreadful crime, Alzheimers, self-discovery and poetry classes into something immensely
profound, mysterious and beautiful. Set in a small town, with an amazing central performance by Yun Jung-hee, an acclaimed Korean actress, as an elderly woman facing ugly truths and seeking her own voice, this is an insightful and observant story. A unique film of immense depth.

Director: Lee Chang-dong
Oasis (2002) / Secret Sunshine (2007)

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