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Icaros: A Vision (2017)

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Looking for a miracle, Angelina (Ana Cecilia Stieglitz) lands at a healing center in the Peruvian Amazon where shamans minister to a group of foreign psychonauts seeking transcendence, companionship, and the secrets of life and death. Her perceptions altered by the ancient psychedelic plant known as ayahuasca, she bonds with Arturo (Arturo Izquierdo), a young indigenous shaman who is losing his eyesight. In their hallucinogenic journeys together they attain a different sense of their destinies. She learns to accept her fears while Arturo, in turn, realizes that he will be able to see in the dark and sing his ceremonial healing songs, the icaros.

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"Icaros" is a mini-epic of serene, intelligent mind-body wooziness.

July 13, 2017 | Full Review…

A rich and satisfying sensory experience, even without the sad real-world backstory.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

You may find this sparse film maddeningly elusive, but chances are you'll come out of it with your head spinning, in a good way.

May 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Occasional CGI flourishes don't disappoint so much as they remind us of the challenges of summoning to the screen what the brain simply creates. Icaros comes closer than most movies manage.

May 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The hallucinatory power of ayahuasca and the incantatory lure of rituals fuse with existential dread in this darkly hypnotic drama.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

This trippy work maps the intersections of West and East, body and spirit, faith and terror with beguiling grace. T

April 25, 2016 | Full Review…

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