ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa Mandwa Film Club will organise screening of South Korean film The Way Home on Saturday at its media center. The film The Way Home is a touching, award-winning film about the common bonds that emerge between distant generations. It begins when seven-year-old Sang-Woo (Yoo Seung-Ho) is left with his mute, stooped-over grandmother (Kim Eul-Boon) in her ramshackle hut in a rural region far from the comforts of Seoul. While his single mother struggles to find a job, the selfish boy initially resents his elderly relative, who responds to his obstinate behavior with unconditional love. Slowly, the boy comes to respect and love his caring grandma in return and while The Way Home is too slight for its 88 minutes and leaves important character details unexplained, its soothing rhythms and youthful humour to the story.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2018.