Following “The Isle” (2000) and “Bad Guy” (2002), Korean director Kim-Ki-Duk’s latest work is set in a remote monastical retreat in the Korean mountains. A young boy is raised by an old monk. When a woman enters their secluded world, the young monk experiences the joy of love, as well as the destructive force of jealousy and passion. Five stories tell the story of the boy’s growth: from a child, to a boy, to a grown monk, then an older and, finally, very old monk. A story of maturing, of illumination through experience, with images of extreme beauty and clarity.
Bom, Yeorum, Gaeul, Gyeouol, Geurigo... Bom
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Yeong-Su Oh, Jae-Gyeong Seo, Yeong-Min Kim, Kim Ki-Duk