From the creators of the award-winning film "Baraka", Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, comes a new non-verbal masterpiece. Filmed over a five-year period in 25 countries across five continents, "Samsara" transports us via stunning Panavision Super 70 cinematography to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, "Samsara" subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary. It encourages our own interpretations, inspired by breathtaking images that infuse the ancient with the modern and set against a mesmerizing musical score featuring the work of Lisa Gerrard, Michael Stearns and Marcello De Francisci.
Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika, Marcos Luna, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Olivier De Sagazan, Ladyboys of Cascade Bar, Kikumaru, Crisanto Neire, Robert Henline, Tai Lihua, Collin Alfredo St. Dic
Now I need to get Russian Ark
- Samsara review by NS
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You rated this film: 5
This is a beautiful, visual melange of the natural world and the social world. I hardly ever buy videos for myself I might actually want to buy this hypnotic video.
It really reminds me of Russian Ark, although it's a different director - it has the same hypnotic quality. Dialogue and plot-free, just visual and trance-inducing. Some of it was scary and ugly but on the whole it was just amazing cinematography.
I particularly like the scene of the dancing in the prison. It was really energetic, heartfelt dancing and gave a sense of the inner freedom of the prisoners.