MANAKAMANA [blu-ray]

MANAKAMANA [blu-ray]

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Code: 5206
A film by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

2013 / 118 min / 1.85:1 / 1080p / NR
English and Nepali DTS-MA 5.1
Optional English Subtitles


    From the producers of Leviathan, comes a stunning new journey, an exhilarating documentary that takes place entirely in the sky. High above Nepal's lush, mountainous landscape, a cable car carries pilgrims, villagers and the occasional American tourist to an ancient Hindu temple. For centuries, devoted followers had to undertake an arduous multi-day trek to reach the shrine of the wish-fulfilling goddess Manakamana. Today, the trip takes just under 10 minutes. Filmed entirely inside these cable cars as they glide over fog-enshrouded peaks and remote villages, Manakamana captures the conversations of its passengers - personal exchanges, anecdotes, shared observations on the landscape below - and emerges with a rich, vibrant view of Nepal, a land of ancient traditions and rituals on the brink of a technologically-powered future.

    Special Features

    ·Audio Commentary with filmmakers Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez
    ·Additional cable car rides
    ·Trailers from the Sensory Ethnography Lab
    ·Theatrical Trailer
    ·Booklet featuring an essay by Dennis Lim

    Film Reviews

    "Spellbinding. A transcendental experience."
    - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

    "The must-see cinematic experience of the year."
    - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

    "A motion picture that transports the viewer to A mountaintop hindu temple, as well as back In time to the medium's dawn."
    - J. Hoberman, The New York Review Of Books