Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring

27 10 2009

AG and I watched this movie recently, and were quite impressed by it. Directed by Kim Ki-duk, the film follows the life of a monk growing up in a Korean Buddhist hermitage, falling into grave sin, and returning to begin the process over again. As you can see from the clip above, this movie was beautifully shot, and it touches upon the themes of desire, suffering, and liberation. It is also, as you can tell from the title, based on the idea that life is a cycle from which man attempts to break free. There are too many powerful images in this movie for me to really analyze, so I highly recommend that the reader see this film.