Embrace of the Serpent

1 Mar 2017

Director: Ciro Guerra

Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela


122 min

A breathtaking odyssey through the Colombian Amazon region, Embrace of The Serpent details the quests of two European explorers searching independently for a flower alleged to have healing properties. Taking inspiration from the real-life journals kept by these men, we travel with them as they are guided through the labyrinthine jungles by the same native shaman, Karamakate, the last surviving member of his tribe. With nine different languages spoken during the film, crisp black and white photography captures the extraordinary landscapes with a haunting sense of wonder, while the balance between documentary-style realism and dreamlike mysticism makes for a truly poetic cinematic experience.

Nominated Foreign Language Film Oscar 2016