Tag Archives: Venezuela

Embrace of the Serpent / El abrazo de la serpiente (2016) Ciro Guerra, Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Adventure, Biography, Drama

Embrace of the Serpent (2016)
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.

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For a handful of kisses / Por un puñado de besos (2014) David Menkes, Joel Bosqued, Pere Brasó, Jan Cornet, Drama, Romance

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Sol and Dani have fallen in love after their first date. But months earlier Sol, a beautiful and sensitive girl, had her dreams tragically torn apart. In spite of this she remains convinced that love is a necessity for her; for that reason she embarks on a quest for a soul-mate with whom she can share everything. The problem is that Dani is hiding a secret that can shatter Sol’s illusions.

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Caracas Onto Death / Caracas amor a muerte (2000) Gustavo Balza, Luis Fernandez, Iván Tamayo, Eliana López, Art-house, Drama

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Director Gustavo Balzo sensitively explores the predicament facing Aixa (Eliana Lopez), a teenager from the slums of Caracas, Venezuela, who discovers she’s pregnant thanks to her drug-peddling boyfriend (Luke Grande). While her priest counsels her to keep the baby, her grandmother (Maria Antonieta Ardila) exhorts Aixa to get an abortion, leaving her on the horns of a dilemma.

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Postales de Leningrado / Postcards from Leningrad (2007) Mariana Rondón, Laureano Olivares, Greisy Mena, William Cifuentes, Drama

Postales de Leningrado (Mariana Rondon, 2007)
During the armed uprisings of the sixties left in Venezuela, a young guerrilla should give birth in secret. To her surprise, her daughter is the first to be born MOTHER’S DAY and photos appear in the press. Since then, both have to flee. Costumes, fake names are hiding places and everyday life GIRL, narrator of this story. Together with his cousin TEO, reinvent the adventures of their guerrilla parents, building a fantastic maze of superheroes and strategies around armed subversion, in which you never know where reality begins, or madness. But the children’s game can not hide the death, torture, accusations and betrayals that live inside the guerrillas.

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