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Embrace of the Serpent Directed by Ciro Guerra Opens February 17 “One day they will finish all the food in the jungle,” a shaman predicts of the white man in the Colombian film Embrace of the Serpent, a foreign-language Oscar nominee that vividly laments the Western “cultivation” of the Amazonian rain forest in the first half of the 20th century. Shot in Super 35mm black and white well-suited to its lapses into the hallucinatory, and scored to...

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