SamsaraU

Directed by Lois Patiño | Spain | 2023 | 1h 54m | Lao & Swahili w/ English subtitles | Starring Amid Keomany, Toumor Xiong, Simone Milavanh, Mariam Vuaa Mtego, Juwairiya Idrisa Uwesu

Amidst the Buddhist temples of Laos, a young man reads a sacred text to a dying woman. This text serves as a guide for finding one’s way through the afterlife. When the woman passes away, her spirit moves toward reincarnation in its next body. Experimental filmmaker Lois Patiño takes us on an immersive and sensory journey across continents via the cosmos in this meditative and transcendent examination of life after death.

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2023 Berlin Film Festival.

Warning: this film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Reviews

‘Transcendent and transformative…its feels like new cinematic ground is being broken before our eyes, and the impact is exponentially increased if experienced with people in the dark of the cinema’
★★★★★
David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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We showed Samsara between February 16, 2024 and February 22, 2024.

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Today (Friday 1st March)

15:30

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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18:00

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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21:00

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)

15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

Book here

20:30

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

Book here


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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!