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Poetry, Lee Chang-dong

Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry class, she endeavours to capture life in verse form, but her simple dream of completing a poem is stalled by the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the heavy financial and emotional burden of her grandson’s shocking wrongdoing.

Directed by Lee Chang-dong
2010, South Korea, 139 minutes, 14A

This film screens on Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10.
Presented in Korean with English subtitles.

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November 9, 2023 at 7:00PM

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


SaskTel Theatre

This November, Cinema at the Museum presents a series a films that explore and honour matriarchal and grandmother figures. Inspired by the themes from the exhibitions Laure Prouvost: Oma-je and Meryl McMaster: bloodline, these films highlight the resilience, strength, care, personality, and importance of matriarchs and grandmothers not only as complex individuals but also as trailblazers.

Film tickets are $10; free admission for members and youth under 18.

Talks, tours and other events are admission by donation or free with membership.