France, Luxembourg｜2019｜Interactive｜Colour｜18min｜None Dialogues｜None Subtitle｜Animation, Documentary, Experimental | Parental Guidance 12
★ 2019 Kaohsiung Film Festival
★ 2019 Tribeca Immersive
Welcome to the unknown.
Meet the millennial traditions of Shipibo-Conibo healers in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Expect to find yourself drawn in by the spirits, carried away by shamanic songs, or devoured by a giant anaconda. Prepare to virtually experience the altered state of consciousness revealed by ayahuasca, the concoction of medicinal plants used in Shipibo-Conibo ritual healing ceremonies.
In Ayahuasca – Kosmik Journey, acclaimed film director Jan Kounen explores the potential of using Virtual Reality to represent the psychedelic experience of Ayahuasca, a brew used in rituals by the Shipibo tribe of the Amazon.
The showcase features different elements to learn about this ceremony with the VR experience by Jan Kounen as the centerpiece. Can immersive technology approach experiences like Ayahuasca and alter our sense of reality?
Ayahuasca – Kosmik Journey Tickets Package
● Regular NT. 250
● Ticket Package
2 Tickets – NT. 450
4 Tickets – NT. 799
Program supported by Digital Art Foundation, ET@T, Bureau Francais de Taipei
Exhibition produced by Diversion cinema
Ayahuasca – Kosmik Journey
A virtual reality experience by Jan Kounen
Produced by Atlas V, A_bahn, Small
With the support of Film Fund Luxembourg, CNC, Pictanovo, Mairie de Paris
Director, screenwriter and producer of Dutch origin, Jan Kounen graduated from the French School of Decorative Arts. He directed in 1997 his first feature film, "Dobermann" with Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci. Followed "Blueberry" (2004) and documentaries inspired by his travels in South America and learning of shamanism. In 2007 he directed the film "99 francs", adapted from the novel by Frédéric Beigbeder, with Jean Dujardin and Jocelyn Quivrin (Raimu Award for best director). In 2009, he directed "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" which made the closing of the Cannes Film Festival that same year. Recently he has developed three VR projects: 7 Lives, Ayahuasca and -22.7C.