The film delivers a spellbinding vision of the Amazon which focuses on a shaman – the last of his people – and his relationship with two scientists who journey to the rainforest 40 years apart to find the sacred healing plant, the Yakruna. Based on a true story, the film depicts the ravages of colonialism and the majesty of the great river. Nominated for Oscar, a Cannes and Sundance win and 20 other wins so far.
‘Pristinely photographed, spiritually revelatory odyssey.’ Film Journal International
Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
|Title||Embrace of the Serpent|
|Directed by||Ciro Guerra|
|Colour||B&W and colour|