Movie review: ‘Samsara’

Throughout “Samsara,” showing this weekend at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, director Rob Fricke often finds brutality and beauty, violence and grace in the same sequences.

Published: December 7, 2012

Director Rob Fricke’s “Samsara” takes its name from the Sanskrit word for continuous rebirth or renewal, and so his wordless impressionistic documentary consists of images depicting the rhythms and flow patterns of life and death. Throughout the film, showing this weekend at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Fricke often finds brutality and beauty, violence and grace in the same sequences.

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