Journeys are eventful – whether they cap a bout of tedium or open the vistas to serenity, they make their presence felt. And sometimes, they do both.
On a recent long-haul flight, I did what most people on such flights do – watch movies. But I also watched what most people on this flight didn’t – “The Preparation”.
The Preparation is a South Korean movie, released during 2017, and tells the story of a mother and her son. Ae-soon runs a small shop in the city; it is no posh delicatessen and gives her meagre to average income. But her astute handling of the money and indomitable spirit to live keeps her and her 30-year old, intellectually disabled son, In-gyu, afloat. Continue reading