Phileas Fog – The Lost Adventures Of Princess Summer Fall Winter Spring. Label: C+C Records – CCD 003. Format: CD, Album.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. and Spring) is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk about a Buddhist monastery that floats on a lake in a pristine forest. The director himself appears as the man in the last stage of life
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Spring, Summe. s a kind of Zen koan in its very attention to the purest and most elementary things, the good and the bad alike, that make us human. When we fade in again, it’s summer, the lakeside lush and almost unbearably green. Summer’s education is in the cruelty of desire, autumn’s about letting go of rage, and winter’s (in which Kim himself, with serene aplomb, plays the apprentice monk turned the master) about penance and finding peace. And so spring comes around again, and the monk takes on a new child apprentice, and the cycle begins anew, as it must, as we knew it would in a way that has nothing to do with Zen-ness or religion, in the way of life that we all recognize. There’s a startling universality here, a relevance that knows no cultural or national or gender boundaries.
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SPOILER: Spring, Summer, Winter, Autumn
and Spring is something of a self conscious art-house film. Possibly Kim Ki-duk is trying to work off his reputation for making movies replete with violent sexual imagery, but he's not fooling anyone. Spring
contains admittedly in a much more restrained form most of the themes from his earlier works, The Isle and Bad Guy. Onto this, however, is pasted a hefty dose of Buddhist teaching