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The embrace of the serpent London Ciro Guerra FilmCiro Guerra’s visually majestic film pays tribute to the lost cultures and civilizations of the Colombian Amazon. Variety

Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s Embrace of the Serpent is a legitimate stunner, a river-trip that will mesmerize and jack with you, leaving you not quite certain, at its end, how to go about the rest of your day. Village Voice

A fascinating work, filled with unforgettable images and narrative daring. Flavorwire

EMBRACE OF THE SERPRENT (El abrazo de la serpiente), Ciro Guerra’s extraordinary Oscar-nominated film – the first Colombian film to receive an Academy Award for Best Film not in the English Language -will be released by Peccadillo Pictures into UK cinemas on 10th June.

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT has already been seen by more than half a million people in Colombia alone.

Director Ciro Guerra will fly to the UK to present his film ahead of the nationwide release.

Preview screening in London and Cambridge:

Sunday 5th June: ICA, London,

Tuesday 7th June, Cambridge Picturehouse

Wednesday 8th June, BFI, London.


“Before he can become a warrior a man has to leave everything behind and go into the jungle guided only by his dreams. In that journey he has to discover completely alone, who he really is. Some get lost and never come back”

Karamakate, a warrior shaman and last of his tribe, transcends the worlds of men and seeks truth through their dreams. He alone knows how to find the mysterious and psychedelic Yakruna plant; for some it has life-saving properties, for others it is a commodity waiting to be exploited. Two scientists, in two different times with very different agendas enlist Karamakate on their individual quests in an epic adventure into the heart of the Colombian Amazon to find this mythical plant.

This Oscar nominated film is seen through Karamakate’s eyes and bears witness to the effects of colonialism, religion and the exploitation of rubber, that affect indigenous traditions and the environment to which they are inextricably linked.

“The film is inspired by the travel diaries of Theodor Koch Grunberg (1879–1924) and Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001). These diaries are the only known accounts of many Amazonian cultures. This film is dedicated to all the peoples whose song we will never know.” Ciro Guerra (Director EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT)



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