“The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.” – Ellie Rodriguez
How do you find your way home? Sang-woo will soon be able to answer this question.
Sang-woo’s mother must find a job. In the meantime, the seven-year old boy (Seung-ho Yu) will have to live with his grandmother (Eul-boon Kim), a deaf-mute, in the remote village where she has spent all her life. Born and raised in a big city, the transition to a country life is not to his liking. He throws tantrums and disrespects his grandmother constantly. However, the old lady is patient and determined to win his heart. When Sang-woo’s mother comes back to bring him home, the boy has been transformed and will never be the same.
“The Way Home” is one of the most moving movies you will ever see. All the ingredients are there: a delightful story, beautiful landscapes and powerful acting – Yu and Kim are excellent. Sang-woo’s grandmother’s boundless patience and devotion teach him that happiness can only be achieved when one is willing to embrace empathy, humility and family ties. After all, grandmothers always find a way to lift up our hearts; their warmth and love show us the way home when we feel abandoned and are ready to give up.
Written and directed by Jeong-hyang, “The Way Home” (2002) is a movie for the entire family that will make you laugh and cry. You will never be the same after watching it!
The DVD is available for purchase on Amazon.ca.