How did I miss this great film featuring a 66 years old grandmother? Directed by Lee Chang-dong, it won the 2010 Cannes Best Screenplay Award and many more.
I discovered it recently while searching for films that have mentions of dementia. Available on DVD with Italian subtitles, I found it with English subtitles on YOU TUBE and viewed it more than once.
It is the sort of film like “Eternity and a Day” that defies the usual expression: “this film is about” in reviews that so often misrepresent films. It is a film that uses all the capacities of film making from the script to the screen.
A film that marries language and images, it is a rare film that explores all aspects of the life on an old woman. It suggests rather than declares and leaves the viewer space for thought and maybe interpretation.
It deserves a full analysis. I have no extended spare time to engage in this exercise at the moment. I would like however to note how male dominated is the background of the life of this old woman and how resilient she proves to be.
I would appreciate any information on writing in English or French about this film that my readers can refer to me.