Mon 28 January 2019 | 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
ZOA - Daniel Frisch Street 1, Tel Aviv,

We began with a new tradition – each month we choose a country, a film and a dish. After the success of the Indian evening we continue with a Korean evening!

Begin first at 20:00 with an authentic Korean dish. Then you will come hungry because a traditional Korean bowl of Bibimbap, one of the flagship dishes of Korean cuisine, which is also very popular in the west, awaits you. The dish consists of white rice, vegetables, kimchi, meat and hot Korean chili sauce! You can also choose the option of vegan Bibimbap.

And then, when your stomach is full, we’ll move on to the artistic part of the evening and watch the movie: “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter … and Spring.”

At 21:00, we will be screening one of Kim Chi-doc’s most beautiful films, the esteemed South Korean director. A poetic philosophical film that brings the life story of a Buddhist monk from his childhood in the convent to his old age. The film won acclaim at the Locarno Festival and the San Sebastian Festival.

At the beginning of the film, a short review (about 10 minutes) of Buddhism in Korea will be given by Ronit Grupper, a Korean graduate (Hebrew University and Yonsei University in South Korea), a member of the Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship, Which provides workshops, chef meals and more.

The film is divided into five parts according to the seasons, each part describing a stage in the life of the Buddhist monk and his older teacher. The parts are separated by ten or twenty years and the plot of each part takes place during the season of the year by which the part is called. The plot is spread relatively simply, but the results of the characters’ actions receive quiet descriptions through Buddhist symbols. None of the characters is identified by name throughout the film.

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