A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.
Astounds me every time I watch it. Life reaffirming.
Extraordinario viaje visual que nos invita a reflexionar sobre nuestro paso en la tierra nuestro esfuerzo por entendernos como habitantes de ella, mientras la explotamos y extinguimos.
Love the terracota, always dreaming to see it
One of the reasons I love cinema and filmmaking so much is that when it is done right, it can work almost like a time machine, both showing us things recorded in the past and also the re-imagining of ancient civilizations. But films can also function as a teleport, taking us to places we will most likely never see and giving us a chance to experience them ourselves. Baraka offers you that chance. An incredible film!
This work goes beyond film making. A must see
I haven't seen something this good in a while
Can't wait to revisit this two or three or fifteen times
The concept of the movie was taken from Godfrey Reggio's "Qatsi" trilogy (the first two movies of which were already finished at the time). So, though the imagery is truly spectacular, it is inappropriate to call the film "a masterpiece". It's just a good film of the genre started by "Koyaanisqatsi".
Just saw it again on 70 mm. I think this movie is one of those few films that are actually perfect. Every shot, every edit, every sound, every frame. Just perfect. It captures the beauty of life on this planet so vividly, so majestically, and so flawlessly that I actually can't really see anyone not enjoying it! I just don't know if I could trust anyone who isn't enthralled by this movie!
Mere words cannot begin to describe this magnificent work of cinematic art.
Seeing this in 70mm was some kind of orgasm!
One of the most perfect films I have ever seen and one of my new favorites. The perfect definition of cinema. If I had I had to choose one movie to give to Alien lifeforms that I felt best represented us as a planet, it would be this film. A masterpiece.
An unusual title; Baraka is an Aramaic word for 'blessing'. What does Fricke think is a blessing? The planet on which we live on, which is the focus of this film? If this was his intention, he puts a good case forward, as we have it presented to us in a series of magnificent images. However, although the music may be great in some places, in others it's unnecessary and jarring, and detracts from the film.
A religious experience, even if you are not religious...
This film has ruined all others for me. How do i return to a regular film now without thinking it pointless, unconvincing and utterly trivial, after witnessing the majesty which is Baraka. I cannot. Baraka shows our world in all it's glory, all it's beauty and horror. This is all real and in stunning clarity. How can any fictional film ever hope to compare?
This is a well-loved film, a treasure for many, and probably a profound experience of art for some. "Stunning" is the obvious but appropriate cliche -- unavoidable, really -- to use when describing Baraka's visuals -- wonders bearing news of the world's wonders. More's the pity, then, that those same wonders are sunk beneath the ponderous weight of the film's pious, self-satisfied romance of the reified primitive.
I really felt for those chickens :(
Overly high def demo reel of earth lacking the purpose and increasing pace of Koyaanisqatsi
pippone fotografico sublime
Everything in this Movie is so beautifull. nuff said
An astonishingly beautiful film. One that is unparalleled not only in it's cinematography but also in it's deeply spiritual themes and messages. I get put into a trance every time I watch this.
I liked this film, but I think it was a little too reliant on its musical score.
How have I not seen this before? Wow, what an amazing experience watching this film, especially on Blu Ray. Not only one of the best looking ive seen, but the aura of the film just resonates and keeps you entranced till the very end. 5 Stars for me.
Have you seen this film? As powerful today as it was 19 years ago. A well balanced, evocative and visually breathtaking film that spans 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period. Shot on 70mm film this "guided meditation" is essential viewing for one and all.
I feel this to be like a descendant of "Koyannisqatsi" yet more expressive of the human aspect of nature. I am one who feels that we are as much a part of the earth's nature as anything else, no matter how divorced we have made ourselves from it.
This documentary was the greatest cinematic experience of my lifetime, thus far. Astounding, mind-blowing, I worried my heart would implode.