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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

ICAROS: A VISION

TFF 2016 Directed by Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE ICAROS: A VISION [TFF 2016]
In search of a miracle, an American woman embarks on a journey to the Peruvian Amazon and finds hope in a community, through rituals involving an ancient psychedelic plant known as ayahuasca. With her perception forever altered, she forges a bond with a young indigenous shaman undergoing a crisis of his own, and a motley crew of psychonauts seeking transcendence, companionship, and the meaning of life and death.

Filmmakers Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi have deftly handled this drama by drawing from their own experiences, allowing for a uniquely stirring film that touches on the notions of friendship, familial bonds, and the fear of the unknown. Visually inventive and hypnotic in nature, Icaros: A Vision captivates with its meditative look at a little-seen world, punctuated by truly trippy depictions of ceremonial splendor.

—Loren Hammonds
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Drama, Female Director(s), Music, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, Latino Director(s)
In search of a miracle, an American woman embarks on a journey to the Peruvian Amazon and finds hope in a community, through rituals involving an ancient psychedelic plant known as ayahuasca. With her perception forever altered, she forges a bond with a young indigenous shaman undergoing a crisis of his own, and a motley crew of psychonauts seeking transcendence, companionship, and the meaning of life and death.

Filmmakers Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi have deftly handled this drama by drawing from their own experiences, allowing for a uniquely stirring film that touches on the notions of friendship, familial bonds, and the fear of the unknown. Visually inventive and hypnotic in nature, Icaros: A Vision captivates with its meditative look at a little-seen world, punctuated by truly trippy depictions of ceremonial splendor.

—Loren Hammonds
Film Information
Year: 2016
Length: 91 minutes
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA, Peru
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi
Screenwriter: Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi, Abou Farman
Producer: Abou Farman
Editor: Èlia Gasull Balada
Cinematographer: Ghasem Ebrahimian
Co-Producer: Adella Ladjevardi
2d Animator: Sara Gunnarsdóttir
Production Manager Peru: Enid "Pinky" Campos Leon
Sound Design and Mix: Tom Paul
Cast: Ana Cecilia Stieglitz, Arturo Izquierdo, Filippo Timi
Contacts

Press Contact
Nathaniel Baruch
Brigade Marketing
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 917 306 9585
Nathaniel@brigademarketing.com

Print Source
Abou Farman
Conibo Productions
New York, NY 10031
Phone: 917 209 1164
abou@coniboproductions.com

Sales Agent
Orly Ravid
The Film Collaborative / MSK (Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP)
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310.312.3268
orly@thefilmcollaborative.org

About the Director(s)
Leonor Caraballo worked as a photographer and video artist between Buenos Aires and New York. She traveled to the Amazon where she was introduced to shamanism as practiced by Shipibo-Conibo communities. Matteo Norzi is a visual artist from Uruguay and Italy, living in New York. His explorative artistic practice has taken him on extensive journeys through six continents. Icaros: A Vision is their first feature.

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