Samsara
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Indian born filmmaker Pan Nalin makes his directorial debut with this sensual, elegant look at sex and spirituality. Tashi (Shawn Ku) is a gifted young monk who is just completing three years of solitary mediation in the mountains. Sporting long hair and a scraggly beard, Tashi is roused out of his deep mediation and brought back to his monastery by his fellow monks. There he rests up to recover his strength, returning to the usual rigors of monastic life. Though he is highly revered for having attained a profound level of enlightenment, Tashi is surprised to discover the sudden awakening of… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A beautifully rendered gem."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This study of desire and destiny is visually [beautiful]."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"A singularly engaging spiritual love story."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"Possibly as close to Shangri-La as we will ever get, Samsara is a haunting, cinematic and spiritual love story to savour."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Nalin's film has excellent production values and thoroughly transports one to its far-flung world of clear skies, jagged mountains and passionate affairs of the mind and body."
‑ David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter
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