EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (12A)

Date Time
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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