Samsara (sold out)

{ Opening Film }

SAT 17 SEP  | 1:00pm  /  Singapore Premiere
FRI 23 SEP  7:00pm

USA 2013
102 mins
NC16 (Some Nudity)
Director: Ron Fricke


Synopsis

mursi_tribesgirl_webSamsara, Sanskrit for “the ever turning wheel of life”, is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.

Filmed over a period of almost five years and in 25 countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites and natural wonders. This non-verbal, non-narrative documentary film explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience.

Through powerful images photographed entirely in 70mm film, Samsara illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycles mirror the rhythm of the planet.


Director’s Bio

maxresdefault_webRon Fricke is an American film director and cinematographer, specialising in time-lapse photography and large format cinematography. He was the director of photography for Koyaanisqatsi (1982) and directed the purely cinematic non-verbal non-narrative feature Baraka (1992), in which he designed and used his own 65 mm camera equipment. He also directed the IMAX films Chronos (1985) and Sacred Site (1986). He was the cinematographer for parts of the film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which he was hired to shoot the eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily for use in scenes of the volcanic planet Mustafar. A sequel to Baraka, Fricke conceived Samara as a guided meditation on the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.