22-28 Sept 2021
Save the Date

El Abrazo Del Serpiente / Embrace of the Serpent

El Abrazo Del Serpiente / Embrace of the Serpent

Karamakate, is an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people. Together with two scientists with whom he has built a friendship over 40 years, he searches for the sacred and rare psychedelic Yakruna plant. Tracking two parallel odysseys through the Amazon, this blistering and poetic historic epic examines the ravages of colonialism which cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape. The film was nominated at the Academy Awards in 2016 for Best Foreign Language Film.

El Abrazo Del Serpiente / Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Region:

Columbia

Language:

Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan and Latin with English Subtitles

Rating:

14+

Director(s):

Ciro Guerra


Ciro Guerra

Ciro Guerra

Ciro Guerra is a multiple award-winning Columbian filmmaker. After winning numerous awards for his short films, he wrote and directed his first two features which were chosen as the Columbian entries in the Best Foreign Film category in the Academy Awards -The Wandering Shadows and The Wind Journeys. Embrace of the Serpent is his third feature film.

Buy tickets for the opening night film here.

View the #filmmakerfriday Playlist on Youtube

Download the ttff/20 Guide

ttff/20 Merchandise

The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.

Leading Sponsors


Contributing Sponsors


Programming Partners


Venue Partners


In-Kind Partners

Join Our Mailinglist

Subscribe

* indicates required

Contact Us

22 Jerningham Ave,
Belmont, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago, WI

Tel: 1.868.323.3228