Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent

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One of the best reviewed films of the year and a 2016 Academy Award-nominee, Ciro Guerra’s multi award-winning EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a breathtaking cinematic odyssey through the Amazon, following the quests of two European explorers (one in 1909 and the other in the 1940s) in search of a rare flower alleged to have healing properties. Inspired by the real-life journals kept by Theodor Koch-Grunberg (portrayed by Jan Bijvoet) and Richard Evans Schultes (Brionne Davis), the film charts each man’s treacherous and life-changing journey. Though decades apart, both are guided through the labyrinthine rivers and jungles by the same native shaman, Karamakate (Nilbio Torres, and later Tafillama-Antonio Bolívar Salvador), the last surviving member of his tribe, who takes them deeper and deeper into a heart of darkness…
Starring Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Nilbio Torres
Director Ciro Guerra