Samsara ( Blu-ray )

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.

Year: 2011
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Documentaries, Natural History Docos, Blu-ray Discs
Country: USA
Director: Ron Fricke
Duration: 102 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films



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