AFS: El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)
Austin Film Society presents: El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent), directed by Ciro Guerra
Colombia/Venezuela, 2015, Drama, 125 min, Black & White
Cuebo, Wanano, Tikuna, Huitoto, Spanish, Catalán, Portuguese, German, Latin with English subtitles
Director Ciro Guerra used diaries of actual Amazon expeditions to inform his film, which depicts a pair of such trips, and the river guide who led both, first as a young warrior, and finally as an old man. Visually astonishing; a major work.
Presented in Partnership with Cine Las Americas