If there is a movie you must see on big screen, this is Samsara. You won’t regret it but just one advice: This movie is for photography lovers. Samsara is a non verbal film full of breathtaking images and music creating a visual poem where absolutely no single word is used. But there is no need for words. The strength of its images shot entirely in 70mm (double of what is usual) is more than enough.
The images were taken during a period of time of five years in 25 different countries through sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites and natural treasures using both standard frame rates and with a motion control time-lapse camera specially designed for this project.
Samsara means the return to film of director Ron Fricke (called one of the fathers of the so called minimal cinema) and producer Mark Magidson reunited again after twenty years and after their acclaimed films Baraka (1992) and Chronos (1985). The movie is a kind of visual meditation, showing how our life cycle faces the rhythm of the planet. In fact Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “The ever turning wheel of life”. With that sentence there is no need to say more.
Samsara will start to be shown in United States, Germany and United Kingdom next August 24, the rest of European countries and Canada will have to wait until October but from KALTBLUT we think it’s worth the wait.
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