over 4 years
Teachings about Buddhist thoughts.
over 5 years
Scenic and touching film. The reflective, sad, and engaging life of a boy and his master.
over 5 years
Nice film. I enjoyed it even thoiugh there's a lack of dialogue. It's an intersting film.
over 7 years
Beautifully made film depicting the life of a Buddhist monk.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring is a 2003 South Korean film about a Buddhist monastery that floats on a lake in a pristine forest. The story is about the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes through the seasons of his life, from childhood to old age.
The movie was directed by Kim Ki-duk, and stars Su Oh-yeong, Kim Young-min, Seo Jae-kyung, and Kim Jong-ho. The director himself appears as the man in the last stage of life. The quiet, contemplative film marked a significant change from his previous works, which were often criticized for excessive violence and misogyny.
The film is divided into five segments (the five seasons of the title), each segment depicting a different stage in the life of a Buddhist monk. The segments are roughly ten to twenty years apart, and the action of each takes place during the season of its title.
We are introduced to the life of the very young Buddhist apprentice living with his master on a small floating monastery, drifting on a lake in the...