Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... Spring

by Markfromcali 4 Replies latest social entertainment

  • Markfromcali
    Markfromcali

    Has anyone else seen this movie?

  • seeitallclearlynow
    seeitallclearlynow

    Not me, Mark! But how was it?

  • Markfromcali
    Markfromcali

    It's one of those that's kind of hard to explain, Korean artsy Buddhist movie.. Here is a link:

    http://www.sonyclassics.com/spring/

  • Markfromcali
    Markfromcali

    Oh and it's available for rental now, even Blockbuster has it. The synopsis on the site kind of gives the whole thing away, but here is more of a description: (found after the synopsis)

    ABOUT THE FILM
    The exquisitely beautiful and very human drama SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER... AND SPRING, starring director KIM Ki-duk, is entirely set on and around a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breath-taking landscape. The film is divided into five segments with each season representing a stage in a man's life. Under the vigilant eyes of Old Monk (wonderful veteran theatre actor OH Young-soo), Child Monk learns a hard lesson about the nature of sorrow when some of his childish games turn cruel.

    In the intensity and lushness of summer, the monk, now a young man, experiences the power of lust, a desire that will ultimately lead him, as an adult, to dark deeds. With winter, strikingly set on the ice and snow-covered lake, the man atones for his past actions, and spring starts the cycle anew...

    With an extraordinary attention to visual details, such as using a different animal (dog, rooster, cat, snake) as a motif for each section, writer/director/editor KIM Ki-duk has crafted a totally original yet universal story about the human spirit, moving from Innocence, through Love and Evil, to Enlightenment and finally Rebirth.

  • seeitallclearlynow
    seeitallclearlynow

    The movie sounds really good Mark and I enjoyed the link! I'll rent it as soon as I find it. Thanks!

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