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August 7, 2004
The impression this movie leaves is profound: Here is an artist who sees things whole.
June 4, 2004
This is as close to a Zen experience as the movies offer.
May 27, 2004
A balm for the soul and a reminder that even in the frenetic city, the cosmos has its own steady pendulum.
May 20, 2004
The picture's extraordinary beauty is inescapable.
May 14, 2004
As with most collections of short stories, some are more interesting than others. And the pacing is extremely slow -- almost meditative.
May 7, 2004
With its heart-stopping setting, gorgeous images and a lovely little story, it's as fresh as woodland dew.
May 7, 2004
The floating monastery strikes one, at first, as far too empty a stage for a movie of any length, but it becomes, in the end, a meditation on walls, rules and memory, on the keeping out and the keeping in of life.
May 7, 2004
By turns humorous and tragic, Kim's film folds Buddhist belief into scenarios that capture the eye while they provoke the mind.
May 7, 2004
Beautifully composed as the film is, it borders on preciousness.
May 6, 2004
Proves that the most local story is sometimes the most universal, the simplest tale sometimes the most complex.