Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring (2003)

Lovely to look at and filled with improvised Buddhist exercises, Kim Ki-duk’s film Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring  takes place entirely on a gorgeous man-made lake, in the center of which floats a monk’s shack. Five seasons (spanning decades) transpire, tracing the hardly simple spiritual education of a young boy. The tug-of-war between the body’s need for satisfaction and the mind’s need for purity is vividly played out.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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