EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina)
Duration: 124 mins
Various languages with English subtitles
Ciro Guerra’s multi award-winning film is a breathtaking cinematic odyssey through the Amazon, following the quests of two Western explorers (one in 1909 and the other in the 1940s) in search of a rare flower alleged to have healing properties.
Inspired by the real-life journals kept by Theodor Koch-Grunberg (portrayed by Jan Bijvoet) and Richard Evans Schultes (Brionne Davis), the film charts each man’s treacherous and life-changing journey. Though decades apart, both are guided through the labyrinthine rivers and jungles by the same native shaman, Karamakate (Nilbio Torres, and later Antonio Bolivar Salvado Yangiama), the last surviving member of his tribe, who takes them deeper and deeper into a heart of darkness.
Embrace of the Serpent is a meditation on both the beauty of nature and the devastating impact of colonial interference on native culture. The spectacular widescreen black and white cinematography and evocative sound design combine to depict the landscapes and characters with an hypnotic, mythical sense of wonder.
“Majestic. Spellbinding… Beautiful isn’t strong enough a word.”- THE NEW YORK TIMES
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