Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter … and Spring

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Shown: January 8, 2021 at 6pm

Director : Kim Ki-duk

Country : South Korea

Release Date : 2003

Duration : 103 mins

Language : Korean

Subtitles : Yes

In the midst of the Korean wilderness, a Buddhist master patiently raises a young boy to grow in wisdom and compassion, through experience and endless repetitive exercises. Comprised of five segments (in keeping with its title), the film is set entirely on a tiny monastery floating in a lake surrounded by mountains and trees. As he grows up the young boy becomes a Buddhist monk himself and reconciles himself with his karma – although at a high price of physical catharsis.

A work of transporting beauty.”  (Wendy Ide – The Times)