Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring — Friday, March 25 at NFA
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
Friday, March 25, 2011
Frank Center at NFA, Norwich
Free of charge
Doors: 7:00 pm
Movie: 7:30 pm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring is a 2003 South Korean film about a Buddhist monastery which floats on a lake in a pristine forest. The story is about the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes through the seasons of his life, from childhood to old age.
The movie was directed by Kim Ki-duk, and stars Su Oh-yeong, Kim Young-min, Seo Jae-kyung, and Kim Jong-ho. The director himself appears as the man in the last stage of life. The quiet, contemplative film marked a significant change from his previous works.
The film is divided into five segments (the five seasons of the title), each segment depicting a different stage in the life of a Buddhist monk (each segment is roughly ten to twenty years apart, and is physically in the middle of its titular season).