'Poetry' Wins Best Screenplay Award at Cannes

  • Arirang News

    May 24, 2010 11:04

    Filmmaker Lee Chang-dong's latest work "Poetry" won the Best Screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday (local time).

    Starring veteran actress Yun Jung-hee, who made a comeback after a 16-year absence from the film scene, "Poetry" tells the story of an old lady who finds solace writing poems amid the onset of Alzheimer's and problems with her troublesome grandson.

    The 12-day festival came to a close on Sunday after awarding the hypnotic Thai film "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" with the highest prize, the Palme d'Or.

    Meanwhile another Korean film, "Hahaha" by director Hong Sang-soo, won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard category.

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