Previously at the ICA - Films
10 Jun 2016 – 15 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, dir. Ciro Guerra, Colombia 2015, 122 mins