Embrace of the Serpent (2016)

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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