Cast:Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Antonio Bolívar Salvador
Country:Colombia / Argentina / Yr Ariannin / Venezuela / Feneswela
Venue:Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Event Type:Film Screening
With a tone that recalls Apocalypse Now this presents a breathtaking journey through the Amazon from a native perspective that captures the extraordinary landscapes with a haunting sense of wonder. The last surviving member of his tribe, native shaman Karamakate leads the two interlocking stories of European travellers in search of a rare healing plant.
Shot in mesmerising monochrome, the film’s rich visual texture, haunting mysticism and moral conviction makes for both a hypnotically beautiful ode to life in the Amazon and a searing critique of the harrowing effects of colonialism. A truly original and poetic cinematic experience this strikes a rare balance between documentary-style realism and dreamlike mysticism.
“Mesmerizing and occasionally mind-altering.” Newsday
“I was utterly mesmerised, captivated and transported." Mark Kermode, Observer