Embrace of the Serpent

Showings

O Cinema Wynwood Fri, Mar 11, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sat, Mar 12, 2016 5:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sat, Mar 12, 2016 9:15 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sun, Mar 13, 2016 5:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sun, Mar 13, 2016 9:15 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Mon, Mar 14, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Tue, Mar 15, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Wed, Mar 16, 2016 9:30 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Thu, Mar 17, 2016 9:30 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Fri, Mar 18, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sat, Mar 19, 2016 4:30 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sat, Mar 19, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sun, Mar 20, 2016 4:30 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sun, Mar 20, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Mon, Mar 21, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Tue, Mar 22, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Wed, Mar 23, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Thu, Mar 24, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Fri, Mar 25, 2016 11:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sat, Mar 26, 2016 8:30 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sun, Mar 27, 2016 8:30 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Fri, Apr 1, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sat, Apr 2, 2016 9:00 PM
O Cinema Wynwood Sun, Apr 3, 2016 9:00 PM

Description

Tracking two parallel odysseys through the Amazon, this historical epic from the fiercely talented Colombia filmmaker Ciro Guerra offers ethno-botanical adventure, mysticism, and a heart-rending depiction of colonialism laying waste to indigenous culture. In 1909, a canoe bearing ailing German explorer Theodor Koch-Grünberg (Jan Bijvoet) arrives at river’s edge, where the young shaman Karamakate (Nilbio Torres), ostensibly the last member of a decimated tribe, waits warily. Theodor is searching for an exceedingly rare flower that he believes could cure him of his fatal illness. Resentful of whites, Karamakate agrees to help only after Theodor promises to lead him to other surviving members of his tribe. Their journey takes them through rivers and jungles ravaged by European interference, climaxing at a mission where a sadistic Spanish priest lords over a huddle of young indigenous orphans. Meanwhile, in a parallel narrative set in the same region in 1940, American explorer Richard Evans Schultes (Brionne Davis) conducts his own search for the elusive flower in the company of an older Karamakate (Antonio Bolívar) in a landscape brutalized by the rubber trade.

Recalling such visionary films as Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man and Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT grips with suspense as it captures a dialogue between representatives of two worlds in devastating conflict. Gorgeously photographed in silvery black and white, this elegiac adventure story surveys a vanishing way of life and the natural world that we neglect (and abuse) at our peril.

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