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SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER... AND SPRING (2003) - Korean Classics: 2003-2006

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  • DIR. KIM KI-DUK
  • CAST. OH YEONG-SU, KIM YOUNG-MIN, SEO JAE-KYUNG, KIM JONG-HO, YEO-JIN HA
  • YEAR. 2003
  • COUNTRY. SOUTH KOREA
  • RUN-TIME.103 MINS
  • RATING. 15

Doors - 6.30pm

Film - 7pm


    A parable about the passing of the four seasons set in a small Buddhist temple situated in the middle of a secluded lake, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring explores the relationship between an old monk and his successor, a boy barely of school age. As the seasons change, the boy matures into adolescence and adulthood, learning the secrets of the hermetic world around him. With its floating monastery and breathtaking vistas, this lyrical tale represented a new phase for controversial director Kim Ki-duk´, winning the Audience Award at San Sebastian and the CICAE and Don Quixote Awards at Locarno. 

     Also showing as part of this season: Oldboy, A Tale of Two Sisters, Save the Green Planet, Woman is the Future of Man, The Host

     

    Profoundly moving... Kim’s reverence for silence and movement inspires as much awe as his locale
    — Slant
    Delightful, meditative... It is both serene and gripping, and carries a potent and mysterious charge in its visual poetry... Charming and rewarding
    — The Guardian
    A sublime, witty, gritty and transcendental movie
    — Variety
    Extraordinary... It’s about the terrors, as well as the beneficence, of the spiritual life
    — NY Mag