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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring(Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom)

  • Dir: Kim Ki-duk

  • South Korea, 2003, Korean, 103mins, DCP

  • Cast: Oh Young-soo, Kim Young-min, Kim Ki-duk, Ha Yeo-jin

Living with his master in seclusion in a Buddhist monastery afloat an ethereal lake, a young monk gradually learns his life lessons through the cycle of the seasons caught in all its shifting splendour. From boyish cruelty, yearning for lust to murder driven by jealousy, the protégé finds his own enlightenment and retribution for sin, and finally his rebirth through taking up what the old monk left behind. Kim’s lyrically cyclical aesthetic evokes a selfcontained universe, where the measured rhythms and painterly imagery convey transcendent sensibility, expressing the inexpressible spiritual musings on life.

 

Locarno International Film Festival: C.I.C.A.E. Award and Netpac Award
Grand Bell Awards: Best Film

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