A2KIFF, The Ann Arbor Korean Independent Film Festival: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (2003)
The Kim, Ki-Duk Retrospective
Screened in Korean with English subtitles.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (2003)
Drama, 103 minutes
MPAA Rated R
A young boy lives in a small floating temple on a beautiful lake, together with an elderly master who teaches him the ways of the Buddha. Years later the boy, now a young man, experiences his sexual awakening with a girl who has come to the temple to be healed by the master. The youth runs away to the outside world but his lust turns his life into hell, so he returns to the lake temple to find spiritual enlightenment. Director Kim Ki-duk traces the passing of each season as it parallels this coming of age story.
Rated South Korea 18+ for graphic content. May not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
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