Elderly and hard working Gye Choon is single-candidly raising her grand daughter Hye-Ji after her parents death. One day Gye Choon loses her grand daughter at the market and goes searching for her. Twelve years later Gye Choon is reunited with her grand daughter, whom has been living a hard life on the streets with crime and troubles.Written by
Paul Magne Haakonsen
It's a while since I cried in a movie, but this one blindsided me with its central idea, brought me onside with its sentimentality, and finally moved me to tears. I thought perhaps for maximum impact they could have ended it 10-15 minutes earlier, but actually the ending was also inspired. Rolling the final credits alongside the artist's paintings reminds you of all the great moments in the film. In the last 5 years I've seen quite a lot of Korean movies, and not a bad one among them. They clearly punch above their weight in this industry. Hong Seung Yoon's 'Canola' reminded me how emotionally-charged this medium can be when it's done well. Open the floodgates, let the feelings flow ...
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