|Mon 25th July||7.45pm|
|Thurs 28th July||7.45pm|
Dir: Ciro Guerra | Colombia / Venezuela / Argentina | 2015 | 125 mins
Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent takes a breathtaking journey through the Colombian Amazon, following the interwoven stories of two European explorers; one in the early 1900s, the other 40 years later. Shot in mesmerising monochrome, it’s both a hypnotically beautiful ode to life in the Amazon and an unequivocally affecting critique of the harrowing effects of colonialism. A masterpiece.“A mystical tribal shaman leads two western explorers through his disappearing world, in this psychedelic, politically tinged Colombian adventure” ***** Jordan Hoffman, Guardian
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