Chang dong Lee's Poetry is a beautiful and powerful film. It has been considered one of the best of the 2010, so I've been meaning to see it for some time. Much of this film success lies in Jeong-hie Yun's performance as a grandmother with limited means raising her grandson, working part time taking care of a stroke victim, while trying to achieve some sort of personal fulfillment by taking a poetry class at a local community center. Her simple life is turned upside down by a serious crime committed by her grandson and the knowledge that she has Alzheimer's disease and that her sense of self will essentially be obliterated once she has lost her memory. The film depicts contemporary life in a small countryside South Korean town. There are several artistic shots that capture the beauty of everyday life.