Samsara, like its predecessor Baraka (1992) is one of the greatest film epics ever produced. It is a rare gem indeed and unlike any other film in terms of the vast scale and scope of its subject matter: a documentary exploration of the eternal cycle of life and death.
This may sound like a somewhat grandiose description of a film that could not possibly live up to such superlative praise, but I believe Samsara is fully deserving of it.
Its visual splendour will lack novelty if you have seen the very similar Baraka, which, unfortunately, is not currently available on Netflix US (here’s to hoping), but, nevertheless, it is an excellent follow up to that phenomenal piece of cinema…
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