Apr 24, 2011

day 10 : favourite foreign film

Instead of a favourite film I'll give you 2 from my favourite "foreign" director : Kim ki duk

1.Hwal(The bow)

It's the story of a young girl who lives on a boat with an old fisherman who plans to marry her as soon as she turns 17. It's a very slow poetic film without any dialogue , but the whole setting of a boat is beautiful.


2.Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Gyeoul Geurigo Bom (spring,summer,fall,winter...and spring)

This film is divided in 5 parts (the 5 seasons from the title), and is a sort "the circle of life" thing.
In Spring we are introduced to a young Buddhist apprentice and his master who live on a floating monastery in the middle of a lake(beautiful scenery). One day the apprentice ties a little rock around a fish, a frog and a snake so the animals have trouble moving around which amuses the apprentice.
His master sees this and that very night he ties a heavy rock around the young boy. the next day he must search for all 3 animals and set them free from the rock but only the frog is still alive...
In the next seasons we keep following the boy in different stages of his live trough the seasons.

Just like the bow this film doesn't have much dialogue but is visually stunning,
the story is a bit more complex with a lot of Buddhist references.


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