Birds of Passage ENG
BIRDS OF PASSAGE
Colombia 1970s, as the american youth embraces hippie culture, marijuana bonanza hits the region, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. In the Guajira desert, a Wayuu
indigenous family takes a leading role in this new venture, and
discovers the perks of wealth and power. But when greed, passion, and honour blend together, a fratricidal war breaks out and will soon put their family, their lives and their ancestral traditions at stake.
Birds of Passage opened the Directors’ Fortnight section at the latest Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim. Oscar-nominated director Ciro Guerra(Embrace of the Serpent) teams up with long-time collaborator Cristina Gallego on a story about indigenous traditions and the
corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s. Birds of Passage depicts the drug trade in Colombia before Narcos and Escobar and is selected as Colombias submission to the Academy Awards. The film has been picked up by The Orchard for distribution in the USA and Canada.
Title: Birds of Passage
Director: Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego
Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, France
Running Time: 125 min
Featuring: Carmiña Martínez, Jhon Narváez, José Acosta
Swedish premiere: 19 April 2019