El Abrazo De La Serpiente [Special Screening]
March 26, 2017
10:30 am
New York City
Village East Cinema


Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 10:30 AM


YEAR 2016
DURATION 125 min
LANGUAGE Spanish (english subtitles)
SYNOPSIS Karamakate, a warrior shaman and last of his tribe, transcends the worlds of men and seeks truth through their dreams. He alone knows how to find the mysterious and psychedelic Yakruna plant; for some it has life-saving properties, for others it is a commodity waiting to be exploited. Two scientists, in two different times with very different agendas enlist Karamakate on their individual quests in an epic adventure into the heart of the Colombian Amazon to find this mythical plant. The film is inspired by the travel diaries of Theodor Koch Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.
SOCIAL MEDIA  https://www.facebook.com/elabrazodelaserpiente


DIRECTOR Ciro Guerra
SCRIPT Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde
PRODUCER Cristina Gallego
EDITOR Etienne Boussac, Cristina Gallego
CAST Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar, Yauenkü Miguee


CIRO GUERRA was born on Río de Oro (Cesar, Colombia) in 1981 and studied film and television at the National University of Colombia. At the age of 21, after directing four multi-award-winning short films, he wrote and directed LA SOMBRA DEL CAMINANTE (THE WANDERING SHADOWS), his feature directorial debut, which won awards at the San Sebastian, Toulouse, Mar de Plata, Trieste, Havana, Quito, Cartagena, Santiago, and Warsaw film festivals, and was selected for 60 more, including Tribeca, Locarno, Seoul, Pesaro, Seattle, Hamburg, Kolkata, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, and Guadalajara.
His second feature film, LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO (THE WIND JOURNEYS), was part of the Official Selection – Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. It was released in 17 countries and selected by 90 festivals, including Toronto, Rotterdam, San Sebastián, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, and London, receiving different awards in Cannes, Santa Bárbara, Málaga, Santiago, Bogotá, and Cartagena. It was recently selected in a national critic’s poll as one of the 10 most important Colombian films.
All of Guerra’s feature films to date have been chosen to represent Colombia in the Academy Awards®.