Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

Directed by Kim Ki-duk

An isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.

That little monastery would make a pretty sick Airbnb.


The monastery lacks a literal foundation but stays in place through persistence of belief.

— Carla Meyer