Directed by Bong Joon-ho, 2009
24 June 2011
Festival, a famous writer, Lee Jun-seop, returns to his hometown to attend his mother’s funeral. Lee’s illegitimate niece, who has been ostracized from the family, has also returned home for the funeral. While the funeral ceremonies take place, various old family conflicts reassert themselves. During the course of the story, Lee’s illegimate niece reads a parallel children’s story written by Lee. The story describes a grandmother who gives her life force to her growing granddaughter, resulting in the grandmother becoming gradually younger until she regresses into an infant and finally leaves for the world beyond.