If the Cloud Atlas trailer didn’t pack enough visual wallop for you, your brain may need to get checked. However, if you still need more eyeball candy, we’ve got another visual treat today and it’s for a film that narrows it scope to just one time period. But that’s not to say Samsara is some small drama, rather a globe-sprawling documentary with some staggering cinematography, all shot on expansive 70MM.
Directed by Ron Fricke, the cinematographer behind Godfrey Reggio‘s stunning documentary Koyaanisqatsi is following up 1992’s Baraka with Samsara. Spending the last half-decade making the film which was shot in over 100 location, this one looks to be one of the best theatrical experiences of the year. While it will only likely get a small release, hopefully it lands close to you. Check out the new trailer below via Apple, which is comparable to our first look.
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and 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.
Samsara hits theaters on August 24th, 2012.