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Ciro Guerra, Embrace of the Serpent, 2015 © Andrés Córdoba

Embrace of the Serpent

10 Jun 201615 Feb 2017

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language film

Embrace of the Serpent 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-Grünberg 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.

Embrace Of The Serpent Trailer - Official UK Trailer

Embrace of the Serpent, dir. Ciro Guerra, Colombia 2015, 122 mins

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