Embrace of the Serpent

Director: Ciro Guerra • Colombia, Venezuela

The quest for a mythical healing plant fuels two separate Amazon River expeditions decades apart in the early 20th century. A lone shaman, the last of his people, leads both groups of explorers in their imperious quest for knowledge with devastating consequences for the natives and newcomers alike. Shot in gorgeous black-and-white, Ciro Guerra’s Cannes Film Festival winner is a stunning, intensely symbolic expedition into the heart of darkness.

Year: 2015
Language: Spanish, Portugese, German
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 125 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema, Cinema of the Americas

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51-SB-American 51-SB-Cantina 51-SB-Wansas