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Samsara

Samsara
  • 2011
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Fricke
  • UK release: 31 August 2012

Lavish, meditative, non-narrative, visually stunning documentary from the director of Chronos and Baraka. The photography is wonderful and the range of ideas is enormous, but there's also something condescending and judgmental in the trite juxtaposition of, for example, a sex doll factory and a scene of transsexual pole dancers.

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Samsara

31 Aug 20123 stars

Visually astounding filmmaking let down by Ron Fricke's didactic style

As the director of photography on Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi and director of Chronos and Baraka, Ron Fricke helped to invent the language of this sort of lavish, meditative, non-narrative collage film. Samsara was shot in over a hundred locations…

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