Good afternoon, everyone. Today, it is my turn to do the duty report. I want to retell a film named Poetry about an ordinary people.
A 66-year-old woman lives on government welfare and a small job taking care of an elderly man. She takes care of her grandson, whose divorced mother lives apart. May be she is old, she begins to forget some things.
Fortunately, she holds a positive attitude towards life. So, avoiding being more forgetful, the old woman determines to learn writing poetry. She enters a poetry class at the local community center and carries about a notebook to record the things she sees.
However, without inspirations appearing, misfortune comes.
One of her grandson’s friends’ father comes to tell her that her grandson and other five middle school students have repeatedly raped a girl named Agnes over a period of six months at their school. The victim left a diary at home before drowning herself in a river.
In order to avert a full police investigation, the parents of the boys decide to pay a sum of compensation to the family affected. But we all know, the grandmother cannot afford it. She questions her grandson, receiving his disregard.
Meanwhile, she is diagnosed suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the feeling of death approaching her.
The old woman doesn’t cry hysterically. In stead, she deals with those peacefully.
She woman comes to the girl’s funeral, and prays for her. She stands on the bridge the girl committed suicide, as if have a communication with the girl. She visits the mother of the girl, forgetting to discuss the case but to engage her in pleasant conversation about nature. Despite the troubles in her life and the pain she sees in the lives of others, she focuses on the beautiful and natural aspects of life, as she learned in her poetry class.
She takes the money from the elderly man in her care. Once the compensation has been paid, she turns in her grandson to the policeman.
In the end, she finishes her poetry "Agnes's Song"....