Sunday, August 22, 2010

7 movie masterpieces - 1

(I can't move from home this summer because of my accident, so every night since July 24 we have an open air movie session in our garden, with family and friends, a projector and my laptop. For the last seven nights, i pick the best of my collection.)


1. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003), by Kim Ki Duk.

A sublime movie from S. Korea and director Kim Ki Duk.  The setting is a floating monastery in a pristine mountain lake, where an elderly monk teaches a boy the lessons of life. The seasons, the images, the poetry. A beautiful buddhist fable wich clearly shows how close to life is buddhism, how deeply understands the human...Some of the exquisite images on the trailer here. A big  lesson of wisdom for a few bucks.

" The protagonist in this film is life, and the antagonists are time and change. Nor is it that simple, because to be alive, you must come to terms with both of those opponents."  Roger Ebert, in his fine review.


2 comments:

Ingvar said...

Hello forexbird!
I watched this movie also, and it is in my top 50 collection.

longandwrong said...

I'm a regular reader of the trading content but I love this film and that moved me to comment.

This movie is a great example of how silence can say so much more than shouting (and all the other usual Hollywood staples).