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Sundance 2016: Ciro Guerra on his Oscar-nominated Amazon fable 'Embrace of the Serpent'

Sundance 2016: Ciro Guerra on his Oscar-nominated Amazon fable 'Embrace of the Serpent'

It is like no film about the Amazon that has ever been made — an elegant black-and-white exploration of a fabled landscape that is often shown in lush shades of green. "Embrace of the Serpent," Colombian director Ciro Guerra's third feature film, explores the life of a single indigenous man at both the beginning and end of his life.

The story centers around the magnetic Karamakate, a lone survivor of a remote Amazonian ethnicity, who at two different points in his life, finds himself guiding European botanists around the rainforest. The character is played with equal...

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