Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring presents an alternative way of seeing in contemporary film by embodying vision through the eyes of the Buddha. Spring, Summer creates Buddhist subjectivity by keeping vision situated in either the characters or in one of the Buddhas. The narrative of the film concerns how a disciple must learn the way of the Buddha. The visual component of the film likewise does this. Through examining the construction of shots, one sees that the film also teaches the disciple and the audience how to see themselves, and each other, in the way of the Buddha.
"Seeing with Buddha's Eyes: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 11
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol11/iss2/1