M, Late 40's, UK, Married, 2 Teens, IT Career, On Sabbatical
Sunday 27 June 2004
The Way Home (Jeong-hyang Lee, 2002)
A quiet delightful movie. A harassed desperate modern Korean mother drops her spoiled son to stay with his frail traditional grandmother who lives in a remote village. She's mute, bent over and poor. The rest of the film is a slow character study as old and new ways of life clash but family love prevails. The kid is a right brat and their relationship keeps you interested for the whole movie. Recommended.