embrace of the serpent

Amazonian (various dialects)/Spanish/German with English and Thai subtitles.

Plays with short film Song for Every Ghost by Chompunutt Mayta.

  • Wednesday 23 November 2016, 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 24 November 2016, 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 26 November 2016, 11:15 AM
  • Saturday 26 November 2016, 9:00 PM
  • Sunday 27 November 2016, 6:15 PM
  • Wednesday 30 November 2016, 6:15 PM
  • Thursday 1 December 2016, 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 3 December 2016, 11:15 AM
  • Saturday 3 December 2016, 9:00 PM
  • Sunday 4 December 2016, 6:15 PM
  • Wednesday 7 December 2016, 4:15 PM
  • Thursday 8 December 2016, 6:15 PM
  • Saturday 10 December 2016, 6:30 PM
  • Sunday 11 December 2016, 4:00 PM

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, Embrace of the 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 (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

 

 

Director: Ciro Guerra
Country: Colombia, Venezuela,Argentina
Duration: 125 minutes
Year: 2015