Keswick Film Club - Samsara

You are viewing the old version of our website.

Please visit our current website for all the latest information.

Sunday 25th November 5:00 PM


Director: Ron Fricke Country: USA
Cert: 12A Year: 2011 Length: 102 mins Language: No Language

Programme Notes

Cinema Handout (PDF 205KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 87.1% Attendance: 123





Prepare yourself for an experience like no other; our film today is not so much a documentary, more of a meditation. Filmed on glorious 70mm in 25 countries over 5 years, ‘Samsara’ is visual trip, in both senses of the word.

Ron Fricke came to fame as the cinematographer on ‘Koyaanisqatsi’, and went on to specialise in non-narrative films that explore our relationships with the world about us. Samsara is a Sanskrit word for ‘the ever turning wheel of life’, and Fricke attempts to ‘follow a loose arc from birth through dehumanization, destruction and death to spiritual transcendence’ - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter. Using only his camera to tell the story, he shows the beauty AND the ugliness in the world. Fricke is famous for his cinematography, so expect beautiful camerawork, carried along by a soundtrack from Michael Stearns. AND we see this at Rheged, so come along.. and let yourself sink into the experience.


Find A Film

Search over 1375 films in the Keswick Film Club archive.

Film Festival

Festival Logo

27 Feb - 1 Mar 2020


KFC is friends with Caldbeck Area Film Society and Brampton Film Club and members share benefits across all organisations


Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.

We have also received numerous Distinctions and Commendations in categories including marketing, programming and website.

Talking Pictures Talking Pictures The KFC Newsletter
Links Explore the internet with Keswick Film Club
Find Us On Facebook