Movie review force of nature the tranquil beauty of a korean buddhist monastery is no match for human cruelty in the stunning spring, summer, fall, winter and spring. Spring, summer, fall, winter and spring written (in korean, with english subtitles), edited and directed by kim ki duk director of photography, baek dong hyun music by bark ji woong art director, oh sang man produced by lee seung jae released by sony pictures classics.
Award-winning korean writer/director/editor kim ki-duk uses the symbology of the passing seasons totell this story of a young buddhist monk's evolution from innocence to love, evil to enlightenment,and ultimately to rebirth. Even if kim ki-duk's bracingly pure buddhist parable spring, summer, fall, winter and spring didn't contain vivid characters and devastating life lessons, the writer-director could still serve up shot after shot of that temple, whose isolation and austere beauty provides a picture-postcard representation of what the movie means to say.
Directed by ki-duk kim with ki-duk kim, yeong-su oh, jong-ho kim, young-min kim a boy is raised by a buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons. Kim ki-duk was born on december 20, 1960 in bonghwa, north gyeongsang province, south korea he studied fine arts in paris from 1990 to 1993 after returning to south korea, kim began his career as a screenwriter and won the first prize in a scenario contest held by korean film council in 1995.
Kim drew on his experiences in the marines for the coast guard (2002), in which a young recruit suffers moral anguish following an accidental shooting his 2003 feature spring, summer, fall, winterand spring was, for many, a surprising turning point in kim's artistic output.
South korean filmmaker kim ki-duk directs the chamber drama spring, summer, fall, winterand spring made up of five segments (in keeping with its title), the movie is set entirely on a tiny monastery floating in a lake surrounded by mountains and trees. Rarely has a movie this simple moved me this deeply i feel as if i could review it in a paragraph, or discuss it for hours the south korean film “spring, summer, fall, winter and spring” (2003) is buddhist, but it is also universal.
Title: spring, summer, fall, winter and spring (2003) 81 /10 want to share imdb's rating on your own site use the html below. Spring summer fall winterand spring uses the changing of seasons as a metaphor for life it's not an original idea, but it is handled deftly as the film opens, it is spring in south korea, and the two inhabitants of a floating monastery (located in the middle of a lake) are going about their daily routine. Seo jae-kyung (left) and ha yeo-jim in a scene from kim ki-duk’s “spring, summer, fall, winterand spring” photo by kim tae-hwan and lee sung-jin, courtesy of sony pictures classics.
Spring, summer, fall, winter and spring (also known as spring, summer, autumn, winter and spring) is a 2003 south korean film directed by kim ki-duk about a buddhist monastery that floats on a lake in a pristine forest.
South korean filmmaker kim ki-duk directs the chamber drama spring, summer, fall, winterand spring made up of five segments (in keeping with its title), the movie is set entirely on a tiny monastery floating in a lake surrounded by mountains and trees spring starts with a young monk (seo jae-gyeong) learning from an old monk (oh yeong-su.