Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent(12)

16th Nov 2017
Ciro Guerra - 2015 125 mins
South America
Language Spanish

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who have worked together over 40 years to search the area for a sacred healing plant. A film that honours both the mystery and majesty of a lost world.

Score: 65.74%

Some members' comments:

It reminded me of Apocalypse Now/Heart of Darkness and (unreadable). I thought it a good decision to shoot in black and white. A masterpiece! And Part 2? A transport to another world, drifting through contrasting and conflicting cultures. Wonderful photography. Just too ‘trippy’ for me. Although it was limiting the black & white filming made the stunning scenes seem like etchings! Important to document these last accounts of Amazonian life witnessed by few, understood by fewer. Interesting watch. It was rather difficult to know in which era we were. We have all got so much to learn. Missed opportunities here! Transported to another strange world with one powerful encounter to another. Difficult subject – Jungle philosophies lost in translation. Not sure of the message – man ruining nature? Good photography and editing. Confused.com. Maybe if it had been a lot shorter and I less tired. Two stories in one – or was it one story in two? Not sure about this film. What the _____ was going on? Madness gets boring when it lasts this long.