EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (2015)

Deptford Cinema, Lewisham, SE8 4PQ
Wed 1st November 2017 8:00PM

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Colombian director Ciro Guerra. 

Filmed in stunning black-and-white, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT centers 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.

This is a visually stunning and epic story of the first contact, the encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between people from different cultures.

  • dir. CIRO GUERRA
  • Year. 2016
  • country. Colombia
  • run-time. 125 mins
  • rating. 12A

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ff7TcnqHUc

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Doors Open at 7:30PM
Starts at 8:00PM

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Deptford Cinema, Lewisham, SE8 4PQ

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