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.
- Savoy Cinema, Penzance
- Savoy Cinema, Penzance (scr1)
- Royal Cinema, St Ives
Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina 2015 125m subtitles