Monday, September 17, 2012

Movie Review: Samsara

Visually stunning. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like this film before. I went to the theater on a whim, after reading some good comments on a message board, and walked out with a brand new pair of eyes.

The word samsara is Sanskrit for "continuous flow" or "cycles." This documentary uses uncanny visuals to tell the wonderful/tragic story of human existence on Earth. Although there are no words spoken, Samsara says A LOT. Birth, death, poverty, opulence, nature, modernity, religion, technology, love, violence, this film uses brilliant and often times, shocking images to demonstrate the principals of samsara, the intertwining cycle of life.

I was lucky enough to see this film at the Arclight Cinerama Dome, projected in 70mm on a monstrous screen. I'd still recommend seeing this film at any theater if possible. It's a visual and dare I say, spiritual treat everyone should experience.

9 comments:

  1. Not sure if it is something I'd watch or not, the trailer looks interesting though, hmmm.

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  2. If I'd heard the synopsis alone truth be told I'd have ended up giving this film a miss but the way you describe it and from the trailer seems like something that isn't pretentious but instead beautiful, especially viewed in an impressive theatre like you did. Thanks for alerting me to this one man, it's definitely something that sounds worth checking out.

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  3. It sounds like an odd concept, but an interesting one to say the least. It depends on the message it is sending for whether I would really like it or not.

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  4. I wish the trailer was a bit longer, which is another way of saying that I would like to see more of this movie.

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  5. It looks and sounds stunning, I haven't seen it advertised over here yet!

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    1. and it seems really interesting though

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  6. Never heard of this. Personally, I'm looking forward to the new Dredd movie. I'm going tomorrow night.

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  7. I'm a tiny bit skeptical, but I like that. Exciting. I wanna see it.

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  8. Holy mother of awesome. Is it still playing? I want to go see that!

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