Thursday, 29 June 2017

Embrace of the Serpent at Melbourne Filmoteca

Embrace of the Serpent 
2015 (Colombia)

Presented by MIAMBA
Filmed in stunning black-and-white, the story centres 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-Grunberg 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.

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DURATION:     98 mins
COUNTRY:       Uruguay
DIRECTOR:     Ciro Guerra
DATE:              2014
FORMAT:        Spanish with English subtitles.

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