Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast - the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose previous collaborations include Chronos and Baraka, and who, in the last 20 years, have travelled to over 58 countries together in the pursuit of unique imagery. Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Reviews
Anton Bitel, Samsara, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 9 (September), 2012 pp. 110
GL, Samsara, in: Empire, nr. 279 (September), 2012 pp. 48
Silvia Hallensleben, Samsara, in: epd Film, nr. 8, 2012 pp. 56-57
Reinhard Lüke, Samsara, in: Filmdienst, nr. 17 (16. August), 2012 pp. 29
Author:Anton Bitel
Title:Samsara
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:9
Year:2012
Pp:110
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Samsara (2011)
Author:GL
Title:Samsara
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:279
Year:2012
Pp:48
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Samsara (2011)
Author:Silvia Hallensleben
Title:Samsara
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:8
Year:2012
Pp:56-57
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Samsara (2011)
Author:Reinhard Lüke
Title:Samsara
in:
Magazine:Filmdienst
Nr.:17
Year:2012
Pp:29
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Samsara (2011)

Samsara
United States 2011

Directed by
Ron Fricke


Year:2011
Running time:102 minutes
Country:United States
Language:None

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