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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

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The Poem, My Old Mother

LEE Jongeun

  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 88min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

World Premiere

Synopsis

There live grandmothers, who are also poets, in Goksung. They have lived illiterate because poverty and sex discrimination prevented them from going to school. 10 years ago, Kim Sunja, moved into this village and started to teach them reading and writing. Finally, grandmothers got out of illiteracy and wrote down their own life-filled poems. However, the daily lives of grandmothers are unchanged.

Review

The husbands left them, their children moved to the city, and the grandmothers still keep the house alone, farming and living diligently. Born and brought up on a farm, married and raising children there, they have been living in a lifetime without renouncing their daily labor and life even in the Japanese colonial era, wars, and waves of industrialization and democratization. By the way, they are spending the day in a different routine than before. As a young woman, Kim Sunja, who runs a small library in the village, accidentally realized that the grandmothers are illiterate, and began teaching them how to read and write. In the next few years, they become life artists who write poems, paint murals, publish books, and have exhibitions. The grandmothers in floral pink dress seem to be similar to each other but have their own different stories. It is a warm human documentary where the four seasons of rural villages formed along the Seomjin River blow the cobwebs away and grandmother poets' activities touch us. [JEONG Minah]

Director

  • LEE Jongeun

    Miss Phoebe on the Stage (2017)
    Ride Today, Plant Tomorrow (2016)
    Two Men on the Desert (2015)​

Credit

  • Producer배영호 BAE Youngho
  • Cinematography 박윤호 PARK Yunho
  • Editor 이종은 LEE Jongeun
  • Music 유성욱 YOO Sungwook
  • Sound 정일민 JUNG Ilmin

Distributor / World Sales

이종은 LEE Jongeun  leeadub@naver.com