Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)
- Colombia / Venezuela / Argentina
- 2h 5min
- Directed by: Ciro Guerra
- Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
- Language: German/Portuguese/Latin/Spanish/Catalan
- UK release: 10 June 2016
- Website: www.fleetfilm.co.uk
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Embrace of the Serpent6 Jun 2016
Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated film is a majestic, thought-provoking look at colonialism
The guilt-stained legacy of colonialism comes into sharp focus in Embrace of the Serpent, a film as gorgeous-looking as it is heartrending. There are echoes of Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God in this Oscar-nominated effort from Colombian…
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