Samsara

United States (2011), 🕒 102 min

One of the most thought provoking and beautiful films ever put into existence. It’s simple imagery and juxtaposition creates strong responses with high interpretability.

  • Koalometer 81% 81%
  • Beautiful 93% 93%

Did you know

The first feature-length film since Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet (1996) to be shot entirely on 65mm film.

Did you know

Samsara (a Sanskrit word literally meaning “continuous flow”) is the repeating cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth (reincarnation) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Bön and Jainism. In Sikhism this concept is slightly different and looks at our actions in the present and consequences in the present.

Did you know

For several years the filmmakers attempted to secure permission to film in North Korea, but were ultimately denied access.
PLOT
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Ron Fricke

Director

LET'S PLAY A GAME, take a shot or smoke a joint (or BOTH) whenever:

- there is a time lapse
- there is a slow motion shot
- you kind of stare at and think, “what the hell?”
- you zone out and come to 

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