"Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

East and West
centuries eastward moving inside and outside the West. East appreciates the accumulation of internal resources, west - outside. Eastern countries really poor materially, in contrast to Western. But in the twentieth century there was a hitherto unprecedented trend. The Western world has reached the inner riches of the East, when the money was nowhere to go, west wondered inner emptiness manifested brighter. West became interested in meditation. How many of our environment tried to meditate? Unit. At the moment of meditation the flow of thoughts stops and a man contemplates his insides, he sees his personality. External influence washed off. Kim Ki-duk film resembles meditation. Appeasement of watching this film can also be compared with taking a bath, contemplation sky, sea, lake. In the film we see drifting pagoda on the lake. I think that every adult in my life had a desire at least for a week to be in a position to break the external circuits to dissolve the problems in the pacification.
Eastern people are one with nature. This is manifested in everything, words, actions, attitudes. To portray the natural aesthetics of becoming one of the main objectives of the operator. Connection with nature always emerges outside the eastern people. She clearly expressed even in the songs of Victor Tsoi, and only in the film by Kim Ki-Duk, it becomes one of the main cores. For me, a vivid manifestation of the eastern mentality was the fact that the boy is not even trying to get rid of the stone on their own. Russian boy would definitely twisted rope by the other party, or ripped her about another stone. From the Korean boy was not even such attempts.
If Western people do not want to meditate or karate do not want to study Buddhism, that is another way out. Many are interested in the art of the East. Films such as "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring" and there are herbs for soulless West. People also listen to the beautiful music of Korean composer Yiruma, or read a book Indian master Osho has become a brand. Interest in the East and its culture only progresses
Symbols
This film -. Parable. Beautiful and symbolic parable. It expresses the religious wisdom, morality served gracefully and beautifully.
cycle of human life and the change of seasons is perhaps the most banal and deliberate topic about which you can talk after watching this movie. This is the theme of time. Much more interesting than the seasons, it is expressed in the symbol of the tree, which for three hundred years and which saw about five generations of the wisest. In general, the Buddhists do not believe in time, they believe in a single point of past, present and future, they believe in eternity. That is, the teacher and the student is, in principle, the same thing. Only the teacher is already close to enlightenment, or even reach it, and the student only in the way. The proof of this is that it stops the boat by thinking, to say goodbye to the student. And most importantly - it is then she arrives to him. That is, it is capable of energetically merge with external objects, it reaches the bleaching. Not very clear to the teachers care, and for me it is a mystery. Perhaps his soul is moved to the snake to continue to observe the student, however, this is just my guess. Also unresolved mystery to me was a woman with the face covered, who brought a child. In the film, there are hints that this is the most beloved character and it is given to know, he opens her face, to learn the secret. But only guesses left for the viewer. In general, a woman can not be the same one because it sort of killed it and served for it. But, nevertheless, such assumptions climbed out of me.
I have noticed that when someone leaves the house, the animal is released to freedom (chicken, cat.)
Zen
The film is full of allusions to Zen. It played upon three sources of suffering for Zen
1) Indifference -. Indifference to the suffering of fish, frogs and snakes lead character to tears and stone heart
2) Anger -. (Lust - the desire to possess - the intention to kill)
3) attachment -. affection for the girl, not her ability to let go of the attachment to the external world
Zen teaches us not to rely on the words and texts. The film is really very few words, and no one reads. Transmission of Zen wisdom, "teacher-student and student-not a book." You can recall a case where the boy could not open the door, but a wise man is helping him.
Zen puts the action, not the words in the first place. In the case of the stone and the animals, the boy violates the natural balance (equilibrium) and to restore it, the teacher punishes student in the same way. The teaching of actions, not words, it's really the only standing methods of education. words the teacher says only that the stone on the heart where heavy stones on his back. Indeed hero removes a stone from the heart of many-much later than from the back
Love and meditation
Eastern sages say. "There are two ways of knowing God through love and through meditation." The slogan of the film: "Love - the drug, which must be able to refuse." Our hero chooses love, but can not cope. Of course, there is a sharp Association to the episode with grass. The teacher shows that though the grass looks exactly the same, it is still poison. The disciple learns the lesson is not.
summer, it wakes up the masculine. The ideals of Buddhism - the connection of masculinity with femininity. boys energy flows to the male, is seen in his actions, movements, eyes. Manifested impulsiveness, carelessness, anger. First, he does not sit on the girl sacred statues and then he pushes the stone to her. Developed in the male part of the hero makes him leave the teacher makes to make a mistake. Equilibrium is disturbed. When the male energy reaches a peak, a wife and kills it catches the running. It becomes incredibly determined and aggressive. A glass is full and spills out when he tries to commit suicide. With cutting sutras he begins a long and laborious way to your inner balance.
Love is possible, when the male principle in man is inversely proportional to women in the women's. Important in love - balance. So often converge couple where the girl's masculine qualities, and the guy women. Reverse the balance does not cease to work. People who want to keep the love must ensure this balance. In any case, our hero can not cope with this and goes into a rage with his head
At the end of the film comes symbol of Zen -. ENSO. The circle is closed.

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