Embrace of the Serpent

November 1

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

Film Information

Title Embrace of the Serpent
Directed by Ciro Guerra
Country Colombia
Genre drama
Classification 12A
Release Year 2015
Subtitles Yes
Colour B&W and colour
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