Forest of Bliss

Robert Gardner. 1986. United States of America. No dialogue 90’

An unsparing yet redemptive depiction of the inevitable grief, religious passions and frequent happiness that punctuate daily life in Benares, India's most holy city. Cinematographically transfiguring, and unfolding without commentary, subtitles or dialogue, “Forest of Bliss” is an attempt to give the viewer a wholly authentic though greatly magnified and concentrated sense of participation in the experiences examined by the film