Film review: Samsara

By Helene Wong In Film

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21st February, 2013
Devotees of Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka will know what to expect from Samsara: a sociogeographical voyage that’s an epic visual “trip”– shot in 70mm and showing humanity in all its guises and environments. The photography is stupendous, in slow-motion and time-lapse, but with no dialogue or plot. Just pictures, with sound either natural or composed. The pictures are of people and places in a seemingly disjointed mix of the sacred and mundane (or profane); breathtaking beauty and shocking ugliness juxtaposed; the interconnectedness of man and nature; man’s ...

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