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.
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