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.

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