EL ABRAZO DEL SERPIENTE (EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT)
Director: Ciro Guerra
Narrative Feature / Colombia / rated 14+ / 125 mins
Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Latin, with English subtitles
Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, searches for the rare and sacred psychedelic yakruna plant to save the life of a western explorer he reluctantly befriends. In the span of 40 years he takes two parallel odysseys through the Amazon, in this blistering and poetic epic that examines the ravages of colonialism in South America.
Embrace of the Serpent won the Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, in 2015.
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