Now Playing: “Embrace of the Serpent”

In Embrace of the Serpent, director Ciro Guerra first places us in the river. We watch it move and we hear its sounds. The camera then slowly pans up to find a man on the riverbank—crouched, almost nude, and holding a spear. Solemn and solitary, he listens intently to the wisdom of the jungle; he’s … Continue reading Now Playing: “Embrace of the Serpent”