Colombian Cinema

How Embrace of the Serpent tells the story of Western imperialism

By Caspar Salmon

Ciro Guerra’s film is a stark reminder of the destructive nature of European colonialism.

Embrace of the Serpent

By Matt Thrift

Ciro Guerra’s psychedelic Amazonian odyssey is one of year’s most potent and strikingly original films.

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Tropical malady – making a film in the heart of darkness

By Adam Woodward

Embrace of the Serpent director Ciro Guerra on the logistical and spiritual challenge of shooting in a rainforest.

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