Embrace Of The Serpent

2016 • 124 minutes
95 reviews
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At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

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95 reviews
Struan Robertson
June 18, 2016
Thought-provoking and beautiful - and like no other film you're likely to see in a long time.
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May 6, 2016
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Mauro Parra
March 31, 2016
Volver al origen, gran mensaje.
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