Samsara

As recommended by my college I found Samsara on YouTube which is a very good film and certainly a classic.  This is a good example of kaleidoscope shots used to create and tell a narrative.  Filmed in Nepal the film-makers have used all sorts of different types of shots in their scenes from wide to close-ups to create atmosphere and tell a story with very little dialogue.  Several transformation style shots were used that I noticed one with the birth of  the protagonist’s first child when he stands at the door listening to his wife give birth and the camera pans down to see him holding the child in his arms.  The other when he returns to his monastic life and his wife vanishes in a cloud of dust.  Using kaleidoscopic style of editing helped create a lot of symbolism for the moral and religious questions that were being examined in this film.


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