Spring - Child Monk takes life of animals out of innocence
A child monk ties a stone to a back of fish. Same plight awaits a frog and a snake. The child monk roams the brook in search of the fish and... More
[HanCinema's Film Story] The Video Diary of a Madman: Kim-Ki-duk's Arirang
2012/10/06, Kim Ki-duk is sitting in a tent, in a cabin, crying. He is watching one of his young protagonist struggle to drag a sizeable stone up to the highest peaks that surround his isolated island monastery. Over treacherous frozen ice and up steep embankments of shrubs and loose rocks the monk climbs. This is a scene from Kim Ki-duk's 2003 film "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring"; a story that, like so many others of Kim's films, was a deeply introspective tale that captured Kim's imagination and spirit. In "ARIRANG - Movie" Kim Ki-duk turns his Canon Mark II on himself and confesses his "life as a director and as a human being".
Kim is huddled in a grey blanket against the white interior of his tent. In this moment there is little visually that separates this awarding winning filmmaker and the cold and hard struggle of the young monk powering through the frigid mountainside. Kim seemed on the verge of tears throughout this 'scene' and when the monk eventually drops his prized statue on his ascend, the personal pain Kim seemed to feel as a result of this was palpable. There was nowhere to hide within his small rural dwelling, and throughout the film Kim shifts between disturbing emotion states and their accompanying revelations as he attempts to document his own journey of self-psychology and repair,...More
Kim Ki-duk's 'Pieta' in competition at Venice 2012/08/29, Source,
Director Kim Ki-duk, left, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday in Seoul. Kim's latest work "Pieta", starring actress Jo Min-soo, center, and actor Lee Jeong-jin, will vie for the top prize Golden Lion at the 69th Venice Film Festival which kicked off Wednesday. / Yonhap
By Rachel Lee, Kwaak Je-yup It's the time of the year again when the world's finest film directors and stars flock to an island in north eastern Italy. The Venice Film Festival, the oldest event of its kind in the world, opened Wednesday on the island of Lido, and veteran director Kim Ki-duk will represent Korea for the main competition. "I would like to see and learn how other directors look at today's society", said Kim at a press conference on Wednesday in Seoul. "It will provide new perspectives".,...More
[HanCinema Report] Packed house for opening of KOFFIA in Sydney 2012/08/28,
KOFFIA 2012 - 22-28 August, 2012
The 3rd annual Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) kicked off last week on 22 August at picturesque Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia. It was a packed house at Dendy Cinema for the Opening Ceremony which began with an official welcome and a brief run through of this year's festival by KOFFIA 2012 Artistic Director Kieran Tully. Guests were then treated with a delightful performance of a traditional Korean Fan Dance (Buchaechum) by Hyun Kim before the official opening of the festival by Consul-General of the Republic of Korea (Sydney) Mr Jin-Soo Kim. The night concluded with a well-received screening of the highest grossing Korean film of 2011, Kim Han-min's spectacular "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon",...More
[USA - Long Island City] The Museum of the Moving Image/Outdoor Cinema 2012 2012/08/14, Source,
The Korea Society and the Museum of The Moving Image co-present "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring" - a gorgeously shot feature film that has grossed more in box office receipts than any Korean movie released in United States to date. Directed by phenom Kim Ki-duk, the film is a pastoral poem about the changing seasons and a meditation on the cycle of life. In a tranquil and timeless setting of a temple floating on a lake in a forest, surrounded by mountain spires that cut the monastery off from worldly concerns, an old monk teaches his young disciple the wisdom of Buddha over the many seasons of their lives. In Korean with English subtitles,...More
Spring - Child Monk takes life of animals out of innocence
A child monk ties a stone to a back of fish. Same plight awaits a frog and a snake. The child monk roams the brook in search of the fish and the frog as his punishment allotted by the old monk.
Summer - Boy Monk in love learns obsession
The monk is now 17 years old. To the lonely hermitage, a girl comes to convalesce. Before long, warm feelings towards the girl sprouts in the boy's heart. Their ripple in the water turns into an act of love.
Fall - Young Monk in agony of malice
The boy returns to the hermitage in the mountains as a young man in his thirties after committing a murder. The old monk whips him finding the young man attempting suicide in front of the statue of Buddha. Old monk order him to etch the Pranja-parpamitasutra, meanwhile he finds peace in his heart.
Winter - Mature Monk in days of enlightenment
The monk, now in his full maturity retraces his steps to the abandoned hermitage in the mountains. A woman wearing a veil visits the hermitage with a baby. She leaves her baby behind and runs away.
And then spring - Another child monk : cycle of four seasons
The old monk living with another child monk is having a peaceful time in the hermitage...the circle of life keeps on.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring | Community
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