EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

Co-written and directed by Ciro Guerra, (The Wind Journeys, 2009), Embrace of the Serpent is a beautiful envisaged odyssey into the South-American landscape and its Indigenous populations. Shot in black-and-white, the film tells two intertwining stories, set in 1909 and 1940, of Amazonian shaman Karamakate and his relationship with two foreign German scientists. Evocative of the classic Herzogian landscape of ‘Fitzcarraldo’, Guerra’s brutal and hallucinatory journey into the jungle penetrates both myth and the haunting memory of colonialism. An anthropological modern-classic.

Embrace Of The Serpent - International Trailer

El abrazo de la serpiente
Sun
03
Jul
19:10
  • Savoy Cinema, Penzance
Mon
04
Jul
20:45
  • Savoy Cinema, Penzance (scr1)
Wed
06
Jul
20:00
  • Royal Cinema, St Ives

Director: 

Ciro Guerra

Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina 2015 125m subtitles