Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...And Spring

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    103 mins
  • Release Date
    2004
  • Countries
    South Korea, Germany
  • Languages
    Korean

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"A sublime, witty, gritty and transcendental movie reflecting one man's life journey" (Variety). A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk in an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons. Director/Writer/Star Ki-duk Kim crafts a contemplative, visually stunning drama that won the hearts of critics, took home awards at both the Locarno and San Sebastian International Film Festivals, now touting an impressive 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
DIRECTED BY:
Ki-duk Kim
WRITTEN BY:
Ki-duk Kim
CAST INCLUDES:
Yeong-su Oh, Jae-kyeong Seo, Jong-ho Kim

SYNOPSIS

A young Buddhist apprentice is mentored by an aging monk (Yeong-su Oh) at a secluded monastery in the Korean wilderness. As a teenager, the apprentice (Jae-kyeong Seo) encounters a girl who arrives at the monastery seeking assistance with her health. Over the course of a few days, the boy is tempted away from his spiritual existence into a sexual relationship. He leaves the monastery to follow the girl into a modern way of life he has never known and is unprepared for.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...And Spring

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    103 mins
  • Release Date
    2004
  • Countries
    South Korea, Germany
  • Languages
    Korean
DIRECTED BY
Ki-duk Kim
WRITTEN BY
Ki-duk Kim
CAST INCLUDES
Yeong-su Oh, Jae-kyeong Seo, Jong-ho Kim
"A sublime, witty, gritty and transcendental movie reflecting one man's life journey" (Variety). A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk in an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons. Director/Writer/Star Ki-duk Kim crafts a contemplative, visually stunning drama that won the hearts of critics, took home awards at both the Locarno and San Sebastian International Film Festivals, now touting an impressive 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

A young Buddhist apprentice is mentored by an aging monk (Yeong-su Oh) at a secluded monastery in the Korean wilderness. As a teenager, the apprentice (Jae-kyeong Seo) encounters a girl who arrives at the monastery seeking assistance with her health. Over the course of a few days, the boy is tempted away from his spiritual existence into a sexual relationship. He leaves the monastery to follow the girl into a modern way of life he has never known and is unprepared for.