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Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)

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Directed by Ciro Guerra
2015, USA, 125 min
Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Latin w/ English subtitles

Nominated as Best Foreign Film for this year’s Academy Awards, this visually stunning journey into the heart of the Amazon was inspired by the journals of two explorers who travelled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century: a German, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and an American, Richard Evans Schultes. Moving between 1909 and the 1940s, the parallel narratives chart each man’s voyage down a similar stretch of river as they search for a rare flower with alleged healing power – the yakruna.

Reviews

The film, which won the biggest prize at Cannes Directors' Fortnight has left American critics breathless with praise and relays the same magnificent spirit of the jungle as in Werner Herzog's classic Fitzcarraldo, but this time tells its story from the indigenous perspective. What makes Guerra's film so moving and unique is how well it captures the immensity of the jungle and the incredible lives of the people who have existed there for centuries.
- VICE
CRITIC’S PICK. MAJESTIC…SPELLBINDING…potentially life-changing. A fantastical mixture of myth and historical reality... Beautiful.
- Stephen Holden,The New York Times
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