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"Poetry" a Palme d'Or Contender at Cannes

By Harriet Staff

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Director Lee Chang-dong's film is looking for something that can't be seen:

For South Korean film director Lee Chang-dong, "Poetry," in the running for this year's Palme d'Or, started with a real-life crime story. But from there, the novelist-turned-filmmaker -- who also served several years ago as South Korea's culture minister -- took it in a direction all his own.

Originally Published: May 21st, 2010
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