Kim Ki-Duk, “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring”

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ERDAL BAYTAR

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     Kim Ki-Duk who was born in South Korea is a self-educated director and he differs from his contemporaries with his unique style and technique in his films. One of the best films of the director is “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winterand Spring”. The director also acts as a middle-aged Buddhist monk at the end of the film. The film tells the story of a life by relating every stage of life with a season just as childhood with spring, adolescence with summer, maturity with fall, and senescence with winter. The film also reflects the characteristics of the stages such as innocence and ignorance of childhood, mistakes and lust of adolescence, tragedies and passion of maturity, and wisdom coming with senescence. In the film, where the seasons of the life of a Buddhist monk are reflected in a metaphorical narrative, the director shows that he can use silence as effectively as a scream. He relies on silence and actions rather than dialogues. The film is also perfection of simplicity, the story is told by images more than by words. The film tells the story of a monk who is isolated from the outer world and his self-quest for inner peace. The film begins with the opening of the doors into an isolated floating temple in the middle of the lake which is isolated from the outer world in terms of grief, aggression, violence, hustle and bustle in daily life, hatred among people, covetousness, and so on.

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BAYTAR, E. (2020). Kim Ki-Duk, “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring”. Journal of English Language and Literature Club, 2(1), 30-33. Retrieved from https://dergi.ingilizedebiyati.net/cuidek/article/view/188
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