“Half of this type of filmmaking is the music. It’s 50/50. The music embellishes the experience with feeling— it’s the dialogue, but it’s in a feeling form.” (VIDEO)
Ron Fricke is an American film director and cinematographer, known from being the cinematographer (DP) on the epic Koyaanisqatsi (1982) and Chronos (1985). And directing the wordless (non-narrative) documentary Baraka in 1992. On August 24th (US) Fricke returned with yet another non-narrative documentary called Samsara. Samsara was shot in about a 100 locations in 25 countries, took four years to make and is the first feature-length film in over a decade that was shot entirely on 70mm film. The title means ever-turning wheel of life (cyclic existence) in Sanskrit. Samsara will transport you to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. To compensate the absence of speech, there’s a lot of brilliant ambient music on the soundtrack. Click here for a 6min. clip on the creative process of the film’s soundtrack. Much of all the footage is stupendously beautiful. The Film is pretty much all beauty, spiritual as well as visual. Click here for an overview of when the film will hit your theaters in your country. I think you will like Samsara. Some reviews hail it as an aesthetic feast. I must agree. Watch-Like-Share!