Monsoon Films Presentation Samsara – A Film by Pan Nalin
What is more important: Satisfying one thousand desires or conquering just one…
Winner of 30 International Awards
Best Actor – Los Angeles USA
Best Picture – Galway Ireland & Durban South Africa
Most Popular Film Award – Melboume & Brisbane Australia
Best Cinematography – Nestor Almendros Award – Italy
Special Jury Prize & Audience Choice Award – Santa Barbara USA
Samsara (which means “the world”) is an epic of spiritual and sensual romance set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh in the Himalayas.
Tashi, a Buddhist monk who emerges from three years of solitary meditation returns to his monastery where he is revered for his discipleship. On Tashi’s return and despite a life devoted to the rigours of spiritual development, he finds himself experiencing a profound sexual awakening and a strong attraction to a beautiful woman Pema. When faced with this unexpected awakening of his human desires, he questions the spiritual values of his monastic existence. And decides to opt out of the monastery for the secular world.
Tashi realizes to his surprise that life in Samsara is far more complex than he ever imagined. Marriage, fatherhood, materialism, anger, lust adultery – Tashi goes though the entire cycle leaving him confused and struggling to cope with the complexities of this world… The question that looms large throughout the film is: What is more important – to satisfy one thousand desires or to conquer just one? Without trying to answer the question, the film lends itself to an interesting twist in the end…A visual treat on celluloid is what Samsara promises…
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