Art in Film: Embrace of the Serpent – %

Embrace of the SerpentOn March 22, 2016; our Art in Film group reviewed Embrace of the Serpent.  In the early 1900s, a young shaman (Nilbio Torres) in the Colombian Amazon helps a sick German explorer (Jan Bijvoet) and his local guide (Miguel Dionisio Ramos) search for a rare healing plant.  Subtitled.  IMDb rated 8.2 out of 10; Rotten Tomatoes gave it 99%; Metacritic gave it 82%.

Released February 17, 2016.  Subtitled.Directed by:  Ciro Guerra.  Cast included Nilbio Torres as the young Karamakate (shaman); Antonio Bolivar Salvador as the older Karamakate (shaman); Jan Bijvoet as Theo; and Brionne Davis as Evan.

This film proved to be very complex with many metaphors and interpretations.

Gerrie Beck, Bud Davis, Kim Hough, Robin Kapan, Miriam Katz, Glenn Lippman (Discussion/Review Leader), Judy Moskowitz, Bebe Nagel, and Susan Robbins.  Film was seen at FAU’s Living Room Theater.