Oscar nominations aren’t easy to come by, but director Ciro Guerra has one to celebrate for his film, ‘Embrace Of The Serpent.’ Ciro sat down with actor Brionne Davis at the Sundance Film Festival to examine exactly what made the movie Oscar-worthy. Watch their interview here!
When a movie receives an Academy Award nomination, it’s typically because of the combined efforts of the actors and filmmakers. But when it comes to Embrace Of The Serpent, an Oscar nominee that showed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, those involved with the movie also have its filming location to thank. Actor Brionne Davis and director Ciro Guerra discussed their Amazon-set film, and it sounds as magical as the Academy thought it was!
While the Oscars probably weren’t the main reason for creating Embrace Of The Serpent, Brionne — one of the film’s stars — revealed that he strived to make a great film by depicting his personal experience in the best way he could. Although the colorful visuals of the Amazon could’ve provided an even more amazing setting for the film, Ciro insisted that making it in black and white would allow for the film to strike a unique chord with viewers.
“It’s not possible to replicate in any certain video or cinema the experience of the green of the Amazon. I just prefer to leave it to the audience to imagine it,” Ciro said. “It’s a film that has a dialogue with the audience and invites the viewer to dream, and to imagine, and to complete. And that makes for a very rewarding experience.”
Embrace Of The Serpent is up against four other titles in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards. After hearing all about the film, we can’t wait to see if it takes home the hardware!
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was creative for Ciro to make Embrace Of The Serpent in black and white? Are you rooting for it to win the Oscar? Tell us in the comments below!