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Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival

'Poetry' screened in competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival May 19, 2010. Nineteen films are competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or which will be awarded on May 23.

Synopsis
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 intentional 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 suddendly faced with a reality harsh beyond her imagination, she realizes perhaps life is not as beautiful as she had thought it is...

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Elizabeth Banks

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Nora Von Waldstatten

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Geraldine Pailhas

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Geraldine Pailhas and Christopher Thompson

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Nora Von Waldstatten

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Alexander Scheer, Nora Von Waldstatten and Edgar Ramirez

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Director Olivier Assayas (C) arrives on the red carpet with cast members of the film Carlos (L-R) Alexander Scheer, Nora Von Waldstatten and Edgar Ramirez

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Director Olivier Assayas (3rd R) arrives on the red carpet with cast members

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Director Olivier Assayas (C) arrives on the red carpet with cast members

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Director Olivier Assayas (3rd L) arrives on the red carpet with cast members

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Clotilde Courau

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Elizabeth Banks

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Elizabeth Banks

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (R) and cast members Lee David (L) and Yun Junghee

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (R) and cast members Lee David (L) and Yun Junghee

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
Yun Junghee

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (R) and cast member Yun Junghee

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (R) and cast member Yun Junghee

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (L), producer Lee Joondong (R) and cast members Lee David (2nd R) and Yun Junghee

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (L) and cast members Lee David (R) and Yun Junghee

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (2nd L), producer Lee Joondong (R) and cast members Lee David (2nd R) and Yun Junghee

Photo Flash: 'Poetry' Screening At The Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (2nd L), producer Lee Joondong (R) and cast members Lee David (2nd R) and Yun Junghee



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