Samsara (U) (Borderlines)

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A film showing as part of the Borderlines Film Festival 

Patiño’s film leaves conventional narrative behind as we observe young monks in their daily rituals at a Buddhist temple in Laos, before being whisked into a different life on a seaweed farm in Zanzibar.

The cycle of death and rebirth is stunningly captured on 16mm with an ethnographic eye (and ear) for detail. We’re invited to experience the spiritual through our senses, at one point sonically with our eyes closed. Take the trip, it’s absorbing and it’s worth it.

DIRECTOR: Lois Patiño
STARRING: Amid Keomany, Toumor Xiong, Simone Milavanh

Joint Winner, Encounters Award
Special Jury Prize, Berlin Film Festival 2023

Please note: This film contains flashing images that may be unsuitable for viewers with photosensitive epilepsy

Concessions and members discounts apply

Borderlines Film Festival 2024 is bigger than ever

Britain’s biggest rural film festival, one of the six largest film festivals in the UK, is set to take place from 1 – 17 March with a record number of screenings and events, just short of 300 in total. Borderlines covers a large area of country with 23 venues across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Marches, from mixed-arts centres and art deco picture palaces to remote village halls.

Supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, the Elmley Foundation and Hereford City Council, Borderlines offers audiences the opportunity to watch some of the very best new releases, including Oscar and BAFTA nominated titles like All of Us Strangers and The Zone of Interest, American Fiction and Anatomy of a Fall (winner of the 2023 Palme d’Or at Cannes). 

Sunday 3 March 2024


Malvern Theatres


Malvern Theatres

WR14 3HB

01684 892277

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