Embrace of the Serpent

November 1, 20168:30pm

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.

Pristinely photographed, spiritually revelatory odyssey.’ Film Journal International


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Film Information
Release year: 2015
Running time:   125 mins
Directed by: Ciro Guerra
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Country: Colombia
Classification:
Genre: Drama
Starring: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
Awards: Nominated for Oscar,
a Cannes and Sundance win and 20 other wins so fa
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WFC Audience Score:  73%

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