Visual impressions by a cinematographer from the city of Varanasi, a place with a really strong vigour.
Varanasi (also known as Banaras or Kashi) is a sacred city on the river Ganges in India. It is said that in this place about 5000 years ago Shiva set a sacramental fire that still helps people to make bonfires. Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world and probably the oldest one in India.
This place is strikingly powerful, Anton said. It is full of pure cosmic energy and charged with vibrations of early mantras.
Valka and Mitya from Syrup Art Group for postproduction; Ira Shastye for drawing an opening title; Kirill, Sasha and Lera for being in one boat with me; Dima of Re’sequence for his inspiring track Mantra that moved me to make Mantra film about Varanasi.
Filmed and directed by Anton Drozdov
Postproduction: Syrup Art Group
Opening title by Ira Shastye