Filmmakers previously made the critically acclaimed Baraka.
Arrow Films has taken UK & Irish rights to Ron Fricke’s Samsara and plan a theatrical release in 2012.
The film is a nonverbal project shot in 26 countries. It is described as “a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world, as they are swept along a journey of the soul.” The film was shot in 70mm (Fricke also served as cinematographer).
Mark Magidson produced the project, which reunites he and Fricke after their work on Baraka.
Tom Stewart, Head of Acquisitions for Arrow Films, said: ‘We’re incredibly excited to bring this amazing experience to the UK and Ireland screens. Samsara takes you on an unforgettable journey and will be talked about for years to come. In much in the same way that Baraka became a seminal documentary and a mind-blowing experience, now, the same producers have created something on a grander scale still with Samsara. Arrow looks forward to a long successful relationship with everyone at Magidson Films.”
Producer Magidson (who was also co-editor and co-writer) added: “We are thrilled to have the support of Arrow Films for the UK/Eire release of Samsara. After close to five years in production it’s great to have a partner that brings a depth of understanding and a high level of enthusiasm to this special film.”