By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 17, 2012 at 1:30PM
More docs than ever are for sale in the Cannes market. "Samsara," documentarian Ron Fricke's follow-up to "Baraka," which was shot over five years on five continents on 70mm film, has sold to eOne Canada; Hopscotch Films acquired Australian and New Zealand rights. The film will be released in the US by Oscilloscope, in Germany by Busch Media Group (August 24) and in the UK, by Arrow Films (August 31).
Check out the synopsis and trailer below.
SAMSARA transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary. It encourages our own interpretations, inspired by breathtaking images and transcendent music that infuses the ancient with the modern. 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.