comment on Forest of Bliss

Eka's visual diary

After watching the Forest of Bliss, I had a perception I had been to Benares. I was following the steps of a healer, sitting in a boat, smelling the ash… We had the discussion whether the film without a voice-over can give the anthropological knowledge or not, and I think it can. Gardner achieves this by constructing the set of symbols, which guides a viewer through an entire film and provides clues what the film is about.

Symbols

“Everything in this world is eater or eaten, the seed is food and fire is eater.”- I think this quote from the Upanishads sums up the meaning of the whole life-ritual. The flesh is burnt and restored to the source from which it came to go through the same cycle again. This cyclical nature of dying and revival is revealed in the structure of the film, which gives an impression of…

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