Review: 봄 여름 가을 겨울 그리고 봄 (Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom/Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring)


Year:
 2003
Director: 
Kim Ki-duk
Screenplay:
 Kim Ki-duk
Cinematography:
 Baek Dong-hyun
Cast: 
Su Oh-yeong, Kim Young-min, Seo Jae-kyung, Kim Jong-ho, Ha Yeo-jin
Runtime:
 106 min
Trailer:on YouTube
Official Website: Sony Classics
As already hinted at in the title, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring invokes the passing of the four seasons during the course of a year, but also comes to represent the cycle of life – childhood to old age – in Kim Ki-duk’s 2003 film through a Buddhist monk and his elderly master. Continue reading “Review: 봄 여름 가을 겨울 그리고 봄 (Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom/Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring)”

Review: 빈집 (Bin-jib/3-Iron)


Year: 2004
Country: Korean/Japan
Director: Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
Screenplay: Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
Cinematography: Jang Seung-beck
Music:
Slvian
Cast: Jae Hee, Lee Seung-yeon
Runtime: 88 min.
Trailer: on YouTube (not subtitled)
Film’s official website: US Distributor’s Website

It was last October when the idea first came to me. I was removing a flyer that was pasted over the keyhole of my front door when it suddenly occurred to me that the houses that had these ads intact for days must have been empty. The image of an empty house that no one enters led to a story of a very lonely person cut off from others. And I wanted to make a film about a man who goes in and fills that emptiness with warmth. (Kim Ki-duk)

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