Rating: 9 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 03/03/2020
Most recently watched by sleestakk
A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.
Length 103 minutes
One of the best movies I've seen this year and perhaps the best new Korean film I've seen in the last year or so. I don't recall this title getting a theatrical release here but I wish it had. Really quite lovely as it features food, friends and figuring out life at its core. Beautiful photography, esp. around the meal preparation. It's one of those movies that touches on an idea / dilemma that many have experienced; what the hell to do with your life. Maybe this is why it resonated w/me so personally at this moment in time.
Something that I found to be rather neat is the complete lack of media in this movie. No books, television, computers, etc. It focuses on the world around us by quietly removing these things that I didn't realize until 2/3 of the way thru the movie.
I really love the use of the seasons to convey this journey and what each means and brings to a different outlook on life. Very wholesome and heartwarming.