Journeys of personal healing can often take some serious twists and turns, but few stories go as wildly, well, wild as Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi’s new narrative feature, “Icaros: A Vision.” Drawing from their own unique experiences, the duo has crafted a strong and strange new film that combines the unknown with the very relatable search to actually know anything.
Per its official synopsis: “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.”