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.