An absolutely beautiful film that will say something different to everyone who sees it.
IMdB describes it as:
Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
This gives the facts, but what it can’t convey is the beauty, wonderment, distress and profundity that the images evoke.
There are monks painstakingly creating beautiful works of art from sand, which will be wiped away later; the majesty of both nature and natural disaster; the choreography demonstrated by prison inmates, and in a different format in the industrialised production of meat products – distressing yet intriguing.
There is no narrative as such, but a juxtaposition of faith, nature, humanity and automata which had me leaving the cinema with a feeling of wonderment.
It’s stunning – WATCH THE TRAILER NOW!!