Ciro Guerra

2 Films in collection

Ciro Guerra was born in Río de Oro (Cesar, Colombia) in 1981. His first two feature films, La sombra del caminante (The Wandering Shadows, 2004) and Los viajes del viento (The Wind Journeys, 2009) were selected in many international film fesitvals, including Cannes (Un Certain Regard), Toronto, San Sebastián, Rotterdam, Locarno, Tribeca, London, Hong Kong, Cairo, Jerusalem and Havana. Both films were released commercially in several countries and received more than 40 international awards and are widely acknowledged as two of the greatest Colombian films of all time. El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent), his third feature, won the top prize at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes 2015 and became the first Colombian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


1998 – Silencio (short film)
1999 – Documental siniestro: Jairo Pinilla, cineasta colombiano (short film)
2000 – Alma (short film)
2001 – Intento (short film animation)
2004 – La sombra del caminante
2009 – Los viajes del viento
2015 – El abrazo de la serpiente (The Embrace of the Serpent)
2018 – Pájaros de verano (Birds of Passage)

Birds of Passage (Flyer)

Birds of Passage (2018)

The origins of the Colombian drug trade, through the epic story of an indigenous Wayúu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honour collide, a fratricidal war breaks out that will put their lives, their culture and their ancestral traditions at stake. More

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El abrazo de la Serpiente (Flyer)

El abrazo de la Serpiente (2015)

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, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes. More

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  • Embrace of the Serpent - El abrazo de la serpiente DVD
    DVD Embrace of the Serpent
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