Baraka, a stunning global odyssey by director-cameraman Ron Fricke and the forerunner to recent hit release Samsara, will be re-released exclusively at the IFI from19th October. The run will include two special screenings from a 70mm print at 18.30 on 20th and 21st October, showcasing Fricke’s extraordinary cinematic experience in the highest possible quality. The IFI is the only cinema in Ireland equipped to screen 70mm prints and Baraka shows off the format’s luscious colour and detail like no other.
Filmed twenty years ago in 24 countries, Baraka records an almost impossibly diverse span of cultural expression. All human life is indeed here, for good or ill, as Fricke patiently records rush-hour at Grand Central Station, the temples of Angkor Wat, factory production lines, Amazonian and Masai tribes people, and the changing skies over Utah. It’s a film which takes us to places many of us will never visit, sending the mind spinning with its extremes of contrast and you-are-there richness of details.
The other screenings of the film use impressive new digital version that created after painstaking frame-by-by frame scanning of the original Todd-A0 65mm print. This brand new high-res digital print with its eye-watering colour and depth shows digital cinema at its best.
Tickets are on sale now at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie.
Baraka is released exclusively at the IFI from 19th October. 70mm screenings take place at 18.30 on 20th and 21st October and cost €12 (€10 conc). All other screenings are digital screenings and normal IFI prices apply.