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SAMSARA (U) 1hr 53m

Sun 7 April @ 8:00 pm

£7.50 – £10.00

Dir: Lois Patino

In the temples of Laos, teenage monks accompany a soul in transit from one body to another through the bardo. A luminous and sonorous journey leads to reincarnate on the beaches of Zanzibar, where groups of women work in seaweed farms.

Because Samsara aims to be an emotional and sensory journey. The film is rich in spirituality, from the Laos landscapes where monks visit places of bewitching nature and a young man reads the Tibetan Book of the Dead to an old woman about to pass into another body, to the dreams that some characters experience, or to that aforementioned transition dotted with voices, flashes of light and colours until they reach a different, but equally fascinating, landscape.

Filmed in 16 mm, Samsara manages to cast a spell on the viewer who is willing to be seduced by other cultures, states of mind and beliefs. Its rhythmic pace, the serene attitude of its characters and even the more artistic and experimental moments (overlays, colour shifts and other editing and post-production work) leads to a state of relaxation, peace and contemplation.

” I will never forget this: Samsara, the film you watch with your eyes shut ”  Rebecca Liu, The Guardian

” a delicate exotic contrivance, a docu-realist diptych spectacle “ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Bar opens from 7pm for our legendary cocktails, fine wines and craft beers

Film starts at 8pm


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Sun 7 April
8:00 pm
£7.50 – £10.00


Totnes Cinema
27a High Street
Totnes, TQ9 5NP United Kingdom
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