Samsara is a Tibetan word that means “the ever turning wheel of life,” a concept both intimate and vast, the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson whose previous collaborations include Chronos and Baraka. Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that spans the globe on a journey of the soul. Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.
The word 'Samsara' in Sanskrit means "the world around us that imprisons the soul in never ending cycles of death and rebirth until 'moksha' (liberation) is attained."
It will be the first feature-length film in over a decade to be shot entirely on 70mm film.