Samsara looks amazing, threatens to put me to sleep

Samsara takes the form of a guided meditation that will transform viewers as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Through powerful images photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature.

It’s such a shame, but movies like Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi always put me to sleep. There’s just something so soothing about the way these movies revel in their visuals and their meticulously constructed scores that makes me nod off almost instantly, and I kinda hate it, because I so appreciate what films like Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi and now Samsara do. Here are filmmakers taking full advantage of the cinematic medium – there’s no story or characters to get bogged down in, only pure visual splendor. Snoooore. I’m definitely going to watch Samsara, because it looks totally amazing, but man, I think I’ll need to shotgun a few espressos before I try.

Samsara comes out August 24, 2012.

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