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Icaros: A Vision

International Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA, Peru | 91 MINUTES | English, Spanish | English subtitles


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


Directed by Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi

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.
Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi
Leonor Caraballo, Matteo Norzi, Abou Farman
Abou Farman
Èlia Gasull Balada
Ghasem Ebrahimian
Adella Ladjevardi
2d Animator
Sara Gunnarsdóttir
Production Manager Peru
Enid "Pinky" Campos Leon
Sound Design and Mix
Tom Paul
Ana Cecilia Stieglitz, Arturo Izquierdo, Filippo Timi


Sales Agent
Orly Ravid
The Film Collaborative
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: 323 610 8128
Print Source
Abou Farman
Conibo Productions
New York, NY 10031
Phone: 917 209 1164
Press Contact
Nathaniel Baruch
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 917 306 9585