EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE

(EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT)

2016 ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINEE / OPENING FILM PCB2016

YEAR:

2015

COUNTRIES:

Colombia

DIRECTOR:

Ciro Guerra

CAST:

Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolívar, Yauenkü Miguee, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis.

LENGTH:

125 Min

LANGUAGE:

OmeU (Spanish with English Subtitles)

SYNOPSIS

It tells the epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.

TRAILER

SCREENING

Warm-up Screening

Wednesday 06.03.2019  Babylon 1    17:30 h

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Ciro Guerra

Director, screenwriter and film producer. In his audiovisual work he has experimented and explored different genres, going through fiction, documentary, video clip and advertising, obtaining important recognitions in each one of them. His first feature Blood and Rain (2009) was nominated for the Lion of the future at the 66th Venice Film Festival and was in official competition at numerous festivals such as Tribeca, Tesalonika, Mannheim, Biarritz, Friborg, among others. His short film Alguien Mató Algo (2000) had an important international recognition and won awards at festivals such as Clermont Ferrand. His experimental work Calicalabozo (1997) is a reference for the Colombian underground. In 2018 premiered the film Somos Calentura (We Are Heat) in the official competition of the Warsaw Film Festival; the same film will be screened as the opening film for the 5th Edition of Panorama Colombia – Colombian Film Festival Berlin. In 2019 will premiere the documentary feature film Calibanismo.