At the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), I saw a movie that was so visually stunning it literally took my breath away. As I sat there, totally mesmerized, I had three thoughts: One, I didn’t want the movie to ever end. Two, I was so lucky to be seeing it, because I was sure it would never make it into a mainstream theatre. Three, if I could have, I would have stayed right there, and watched it all over again.
For that matter, if I’d been told, right there and then, that I couldn’t see any of the other movies I had tickets for, I would have gone home more than happy. That’s how sated I was.
Well it’s been a little over a year since that incredible evening and yesterday, in the Toronto Globe & Mail Arts Section, I read that Samsara will be playing in Toronto, beginning next Friday, October 5.
If you’re looking for me, that’s where I’ll be. Maybe more than once, too.
Before I say another word about the film, here’s what Wikipedia says about what its name, Continue reading →