On 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.