A Korean Movie To Watch If You Love The Countryside: 리틀 포레스트 (Little Forest)

리틀 포레스트 (Little Forest)

It’s that type of movie where nothing really happens. The movie shows the life of a character Hye-won who returns to her childhood home after going through a tired, exhausted city life in Seoul. 

Hye-won finds peace at her childhood house in the countryside with nature, family, neighborhood, food, and friends. She makes different types of food just right for each season of the year and enjoys her time there with her two childhood friends.

Although nothing special happens in the movie, it asks good questions to think about.

  • What’s life?
  • What’s the meaning of happiness?
  • Is there such a thing as the right way to live?

Point 1. Four seasons of Korea

It illustrates the four distinct seasons of Korea: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

Point 2. Korean foods

It shows the ways Hye-won makes seasonal foods with fresh ingredients she harvested in the countryside.

  • Genre: Drama, Family
  • Director: Yim Soon-rye
  • Released year: 2018
  • Running time: 103 minutes
  • Starring: Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Moon So-ri, Jin Ki-joo, and more

On a side note…

– In 2014 and 2015, Japan released “Little Forest: Summer/Autumn” and “Little Forest: Winter/Spring”, respectively.

– These Korean and Japanese movies are based on Daisuke Igarashi’s manga series ‘Little Forest’ published in 2002.

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