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Embrace of the Serpent

El Abrazo de la Serpiente

Directed by Ciro Guerra
Colombia, Venezuela, 2015
Adventure, Drama


The epic story of the first contact, the encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people and two scientists.

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Embrace of the Serpent Directed by Ciro Guerra

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2015 | Winner: C.I.C.A.E. Award

Academy Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Sundance Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

Independent Spirit Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best International Film

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