Embrace of the Serpent
Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent

Director Ciro Guerra

Production year 2015

Length 122min.

Country Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina


Embrace Of The Serpent tells the epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and two scientists that traveled to the Northwest Amazon in search of ancestral knowledge.


Ciro Guerra
Ciro Guerra



Cristina Gallego


Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde

Director of Photography

David Gallego

Production designer

Angélica Perea

Music by

Nascuy Linares


Carlon García


Etienne Boussac, Cristina Gallego


Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Nicolás Cancino, Brionne Davis, Yauenkü Migue, Luigi Sciamanna, Nilbio Torres

Production company(ies)

Ciudad Lunar

Ciro Guerra

Ciro Guerrastudied film and television at the National University of Colombia. At the age of 21, after directing four multi-award winning short films, he wrote and directed The Wandering Shadows, his feature directorial debut, which won awards at the San Sebastian, Toulouse, Mar del Plata, Trieste, Havana, Quito, Cartagena, Santiago and Warsaw FF, and was selected for 60 more, including Tribeca, Locarno, Seoul, Pesaro, Seattle, Hamburg, Kolkata, Rio de Janeir, Istanbul and Guadalajara. His second feature film The Wind Journeys was part of the Official Selection – un Certain Regard of the Cannes FF in 2009. It was released in 17 countries and selected in 90 festivals, including Toronto, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Hong Kong, Jerusalem and London, receiving different awards in Cannes, Santa Barbara, Malaga, Santiago, Bogota and Cartagena.


The Wandering Shadows (2004), The Wind Journeys (2009), Embrace of the Serpent (2015).

FILMS 2015