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Cinema: Embrace of the Serpent

Friday 17 September 2021 18:00-20:00

We are delighted to welcome the Edinburgh Film Guild for a series of screenings taking place once a month, on Fridays until December 2021.
The film this month is Embrace of the Serpent (El Abrazo de la Serpiente).

We are screening Embrace of the Serpent to mark the COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference taking place from 1 November to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. The conference has, as one of its primary goals, the protection of communities and natural habitats.

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Embrace of the Serpent
Dir. Ciro Guerra | Colombia | 2015 | 2h01m | 15+

In partnership with Edinburgh Film Guild

Friday 17 September 2021 at 6:00pm

In Spanish with English subtitles

Please note that wearing a face-covering is mandatory in the cinema


Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Film synopsis
At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the landscape of the Colombian Amazon in ’Embrace Of The Serpent’. This stunningly beautiful film centres on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two explorers who, over the course of 40 years, build a relationship with him. The film was inspired by the journals of two explorers who travelled the Amazon in search of the sacred and psychedelic Yakruna plant.

Director Ciro Guerra’s "stark allegory of the extinction of indigenous cultures at the hands of well-meaning but ignorant white Europeans is powerfully resonant." (Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA)

Booking in advance is advised.
Please book your seat online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 to reserve your seats.

Access Details
Institut français d’Ecosse, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
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