Ciro Guerra directs Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolívar and Jan Bijvoet in this Colombian period adventure where twice in one lifetime an indigenous shaman helps white explorers find a rare flower.
Stunning lush monochrome on-location cinematography from David Gallego. This is a spin on Conrad’s Heart of Darkness told from the native’s point of view. Two adventures down river, both taking German experts, once as a young man, the next as a wise man. Hidden agendas, exploitation, madness, enlightenment. Really thrilling, classy stuff.
Perfect Double Bill: Birds of Passage (2019)
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