First Trailer for Documentary 'Samsara' Has Stunning 70mm Imagery

April 24, 2012
Source: Apple


Following their fantastic films Baraka, filmmakers Ron Fricke (who also edited the iconic Koyaanisqatsi) and Mark Magidson are back with a stunning new documentary called Samsara. Fricke says the film "will delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity's relationship to the eternal." Shot entirely on 70mm film (which hasn't been done in over a decade), the feature length documentary was shot in about 100 locations in 25 countries, and took over four years to complete. The trailer speaks for itself as the imagery is just beautiful, stunning, and would make Terrence Malick turn his head. Watch the gorgeous trailer below!

Here's the first trailer for Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson's Samsara originally from Apple:

You can also download the official Samsara trailer in High Definition over on Apple

Samsara reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films Baraka and the short Chronos brought a new visual and musical artistry to theaters. Dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara 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, and illuminating the links between humanity and the rest of nature. In short, the images on the screen are the star with no verbal distractions. Oscillioscope Laboratories is sending the film to theaters on August 24th this year. Amazed?

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    Holy Bejeesus!!! Amazingly Beautiful! I MUST SEE THIS!
  • Holy237
    Holy Holy!!
  • DoomCanoe
    with Baraka being one of the most beautiful cinematic experiences I've seen, i can not wait to see this
  • son_et_lumiere
    agree 100% with all of the above. Baraka remains one of my all time favourite cinematic experiences. if you ever want to give your hd tv a workout, slap on the remastered blu ray version of Baraka. you will forget to breathe. as anyone who recognises my avatar will probably guess, i am ridiculously stoked for Samsara. now this - *this* - is a film that should be mandatory in Imax. anyone know if it will be shown anywhere in that format?
  • Truong18
    That was Beautiful, now i gotta go watch Baraka. 
  • Yep Baraka is nuts, very inspiring. This looks great too.
  • David Banner
    Samsara is gunna be one hell of a trip....
  • Voice of Reason
    I refuse to see this trailer one the unwavering belief that these folks are geniuses and more than any movie ripe for spoilers releasing this summer, I need this to be a 100% un-previewed viewing. My mind was blown away when I first saw Baraka and seeing Glass perform Kyonsquastawhatever live was an unrivaled experience....this is my summer movie. fuckyeah.
    • I saw Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi aged 21 without knowing what they were it was a double bill in the biggest cinema screen in Australia, my head literally blew up, at points I think I started to cry. Maybe it was that without words you create your own narrative or something. On another night I saw Pink Flamingo's on that same screen, it was also to have a lasting effect but mainly through the dude's bumhole solo to 'birds the word' I couldn't escape it, he eh.
      • Voice of Reason
        What a sweet double-feature!!!!




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