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Baltimore Korean Movie Series: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring  image

Baltimore Korean Movie Series: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring

The Baltimore Korean Movie Series rolls on with another modern classic of Korean cinema, as the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. continues its regional outreach by presenting a free series of milestone films at Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival.

In an isolated monastery floating on a lake in a pristine forest, a Buddhist monk passes through the seasons of life, from childhood to old age. Part parable and part philosophical meditation, all of life's joy and sadness are encapsulated in a near-metaphysical place to which the protagonist must inevitably return. As the title suggests, the film is divided into five parts according to the seasons, following the main character as a novice Buddhist (Jae-kyeong Seo), a young adult (Young-min Kim), and a wisened adult (Ki-duk Kim). 

The 2003 film Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring is a modern masterpiece from acclaimed and controversial director Kim Ki-duk, who himself appears in the end of the film as the monk in the final stages of life. Known for more recent but equally memorable movies like Pieta (2012) and 3-Iron (2004), Kim is one of the most prolific directors of the last generation. 

This film is Rated R. 103 minutes. In Korean with English subtitles. 

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13 @ 7 p.m. 
WHERE: Parkway Theatre (5 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201)