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.
It illustrates the four distinct seasons of Korea: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
It shows the ways Hye-won makes seasonal foods with fresh ingredients she harvested in the countryside.
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.