Lee Plays With Fire, Ice in 'Poetry'
Emily Dickinson once said, "If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry". In his sixth feature film, "Poetry", which is set to compete at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Lee Chang-dong treats red-hot issues, ironically, with startling coolness. And the result? A shivering cold that numbs the heart and leaves a burning sting like hot ice.