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Where is My Zen?

SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER…AND SPRING, Kim Ki-duk 2005 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1104118/ Open with a picture perfect postcard, a body of water and a stand of trees, portrait of tranquility. The unruffled surface of the lake mirrors a small house centered on it, as if floating. It is a natural sanctuary, a view to which we return repeatedly throughout the film, with growing poignancy, and from discreet and meaningful distances. The image of this sacred place as it appears in the opening scene of 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...Spring' is like a logomark in its graphic simplicity. It fairly shouts Zen Buddhism, the sort of iconic image we as Westerners wish to carry in our hearts as an adornment to our wretchedly privileged lives … [Read more...]

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These are the Dharma Family cats. Zen to the core. Who is watching the store, after all? … [Read more...]