Samsara, the latest effort by the filmmakers who made Baraka, achieves even a higher level of success due to its ability to not only illicit emotion purely through images, but also tell a story through these images, touching on so many different issues like consumerism, our reliance on technology, poverty, wealth, violence, etc. You name it, this film touches on it in painting a beautiful, transcendent look at life itself. This doesn't mean that Samsara has a structured narrative, instead being a series of vignettes,neach touching on all sorts of issues that capture different variables which make up life as we know it. The imagery is absolutely hypnotic, transporting the viewer into worlds which they have never seen, though also finding the beauty in both the grandiose and miniscule. Within these images, both big and small, the viewer will find themselves lost in the scale of the images. Samsara is a beautifully hypnotic experience that is a visual ballet of sound and image. In all its grandiose ambition, the film shows a unique ability to both show the connections which people from all walks of life have in common while still celebrating the culturally differences that make us all unique. Samsara goes beyond mere Visual art, transcending the viewer into an intoxicating celebration of life.
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