SCOPE-NY

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Favorite Film:

Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Gyeoul Geurigo Bom
(Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and…Spring)
Director: Ki-Duk Kim

”Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring” is an exquisitely simple movie. Written and directed by Kim Ki Duk, it was filmed at a single location — a remote and picturesque mountain lake in a South Korean wilderness preserve — and it concentrates on the relationship between a Buddhist monk and his young protégé, characters whose names are never spoken. But like Blake’s ”Songs of Innocence and Experience,” the film’s lyrical plainness is the sign of a profound and sophisticated artistic sensibility. In five sharp, concise vignettes that correspond to the seasons of the title, Mr. Kim manages to isolate something essential about human nature and at the same time, even more astonishingly, to comprehend the scope of human experience” -NY Times