Wednesday, 4 April 2012

At The Cinema: Samsara

Samsara is the sensational follow-up to the multi- award-winning Baraka – from acclaimed film-makers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson

Arrow Films announce their plan to release SAMSARA across cinema screens in the UK and Ireland on 7th September 2012. SAMSARA is the next cinematic masterpiece since the filmmakers’ cult success with BARAKA and CHRONOS.  Director and Cinematographer Ron Fricke and Producer Mark Magidson join forces again to bring us another unforgettable cinematic experience. Using the finest in cutting edge cinematography, SAMSARA develops the themes of interconnection and transcendence - illuminating links between humanity and the rest of nature and showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythms of the planet, on an epic scale.

Filmed over a four-year period in twenty-five countries across five continents, SAMSARA transports us via stunning Panavision Super 70 cinematography to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary. It encourages our own interpretations, inspired by breathtaking images that infuse the ancient with the modern and set against a mesmerizing musical score featuring the work of Lisa Gerrard, Michael Stearns and Marcello De Francisci.

Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival 2011 to great success and awarded Best Documentary at this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2012, SAMSARA will be screened in the highest definition 4K digital projection across the UK and Ireland from 7th September. A series of events to celebrate the follow up to the cult classic BARAKA will be announced in the lead up to SAMSARA’s release. 

Alex Agran, Director of Arrow Films said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing this epic film by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson in the UK and Ireland. Samsara is a true prestige title for us to release and it’s an honour to bring such sensational cutting edge cinema to the UK audience, and we are sure that Samsara will blow audiences away in the same way Baraka did on release in 1992. We have some very exciting plans to celebrate the release of Samsara and a 20th Anniversary release of Baraka that will mark these films as the most talked about films of 2012.”

Mark Magidson, Producer of Samsara stated "We are thrilled to have the support of Arrow Films for the UK/Eire release of Samsara.  After close to 5 years in production it's great to have a partner that brings a depth of understanding and a high level of enthusiasm to this special film."

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