Embrace of the Serpent - Film Screening

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
Chandler Ullmann, Room 230
Embrace of the Serpent
Director, Ciro Guerra (2015)
Presented by Assistant Professor Miguel Pillado, MLL
Shot black-and-white, the Embrace of the Serpent (2015) features the encounter, apparent betrayal and finally life-affirming friendship between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor of his people) and two foreign scientists (German Theo von Martius in 1909 and an American named Evan in 1940) who search for the rare sacred plant yakruna. Embrace of the Serpent won the Art Cinema Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and Best Picture at the 2016 Riviera International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. 


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