Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring

Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom
Korea Pictures
Director: Kim Ki-duk
Length: 102 min.
Format: DVD
Date Viewed: 14 February

A cyclical tale of self-redemption, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring is a stunning film. The acting, with the sole exception of Young-min Kim as the young adult monk who wildly overacts, is excellent, the cinematography is outstanding (the incredible locations help in this regard), and the script is great with it's heavily reduced dialogue and simple, but powerful lessons. The film was unjustly neglected in the US, but is readily available at Hollywood and Blockbuster, so now you have no excuse for avoiding this lush, meditative film.


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