Icaros: A Vision


Rafael 2 Sat, Oct 8, 2016 8:00 PM
Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 9, 2016 2:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Viva el Cine
Mind the Gap
Running Time:91 min.
Director:Leonor Caraballo
Matteo Norzi
Producer:Matteo Norzi
Abou Farman
Aziz Isham
Screenwriter:Leonor Caraballo
Matteo Norzi
Abou Farman
Cinematographer:Ghasem Ebrahimian
Editor:Èlia Gasull Balada
Cast:Ana Cecilia Stieglitz
Filippo Timi
Arturo Izquierdo
Print Source:The Film Collaborative
Note Writer:Carol Harada


This gorgeous, immersive experience accompanies Angelina and her fellow ‘passengers’ as they seek healing in the jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. The dreamlike nature of the journey is enhanced by on-point visual effects and grounded by soothing rainforest sounds and icaros plant medicine songs. Diagnosed with cancer, fearful American Angelina enters the community at Anaconda Cosmica Healing Center, joining those facing addiction, stuttering, and other issues. In nighttime ceremonies, two shamans, Guillermo and his grandson Arturo, offer specific plant medicines like the ayahuasca, an entheogenic vine known to bring spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Angelina befriends Arturo, whose own health is threatened. He goes on a solo vision quest to receive healing for himself and bring back an icaro healing song to share. Angelina, Arturo, and the others must listen to the voice of nature, essential to the deeper healing of people and planet.

Guest in attendance 10/8 & 10/9: Matteo Norzi (co-director)

Thanks to our Community Partner Latino Council and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin and Association of Latino Marin Attorneys

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Additional Information

Leonor Caraballo worked as a photographer and video artist between Buenos Aires and New York. Her experimental videos have been shown internationally in venues such as the Tate Modern, PS1/MOMA, Artists Space, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Icaros: A Vision is her first feature film. Her interest in the Amazon started when she was introduced to shamanism and plant medicine as practiced by the Shipibo-Conibo communities in Peru. Leonor died on Saturday January 24th, 2015 before completing the film.

Matteo Norzi is a visual artist, from Uruguay and Italy, living in NYC. His explorative artistic practice took him through several extensive journeys along six continents. His art has been supported by important institutions, including Art in General, NY; Headlands Center for the Arts, CA; Artists Space, NY; Spinola-Banna Foundation for the Arts, Italy. Icaros: A Vision marks his debut as a feature film writer and director.