The Poet and the Boy



Hammer Theatre SJ Thu, Mar 1, 2018 9:30 PM
3Below Tue, Mar 6, 2018 8:30 PM
Century 20 Redwood City - Screen 3 Sat, Mar 10, 2018 11:45 AM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:South Korea
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kim Yang-hee
Producer:An Young-jin (P.G.K.)
Screenwriter:Kim Yang-hee
Music:Koo Ja-wan
Cinematographer:Choi Yun-man (C.G.K.)
Editor:Lee Young-lim
Cast:Yang Ik-june
Jeon Hye-jin
Jung Ga-ram
Won Mi-won


A troubled teen turns a poet’s life upside down.

Taekgi, a sexually lukewarm poet who married late in life, struggles with the desires that arise after witnessing a young boy making out with a girl in a restroom at the local donut shop. As Taekgi entangles himself in the boy’s life, we wonder what kind of desire this is: companionship, paternal affections, pederasty, or simple pity for a troubled youth? The film’s dynamic ride exposes an emotional space that defies labels while exploring marriage, family roots, and social taboos. Taekgi faces a tension in tenderness that turns into desperation. How will the poet and the teen handle this provocative challenge? – Kelly A. Harrison

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