Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Come Come Come Upwards (1989)

Gassho to Ossi for the link.

Come Come Come Upwards (1989)
About two women as they search in divergent ways for the Buddhist path. One woman, Soonyeo (Kang Soo-yeon), leaves her broken home to become a nun at a rural convent, where her troubled past life both consumes her inner life (as we see in flashbacks) and informs her reading of religious scripture. She meets Jinsung, an ascetic nun who excels at meditation but is inexperienced in the ways of the world. When Jinsung secludes herself in a cave to meditate, she is raped by a wily old monk, and is forced to reckon with her faith, and place in the world. Meanwhile, the monastery’s Abbess expels Soonyeo after an alcoholic criminal, whom Soonyeo saved from suicide, creates havoc at the convent. Soonyeo leaves the monastic life, but is torn between countryside and city, the sequestered spiritual life and the wearying world of dust.

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1 comment:

  1. Excelente! gracias por difundir tan buen material. Voy a ver qué tal la peli.
    Un abrazo