Embrace of the Serpent
AR-CO-VE, 2015, DCP, VO ST FR & NL OND, 125'
A terminally ill explorer pins his last hope for salvation on the healing power of a rare medicinal plant in the Amazon. A shaman leads him on his quest. Shot in striking black-and-white photography, the spiritual quality of their journey calls to mind Werner Herzog, Miguel Gomes and “Apocalypse Now”.