Birds of Passage
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From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history.
Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood.
A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change.
Colombia | Denmark | Mexico, 2018, 125 minutes, In English, Wayúu, and Spanish with English subtitles, Not Rated, Directed by Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra
“A masterpiece. An absolutely extraordinary film.”– Jessica Kiang, THE PLAYLIST
“Visually stunning and often surprising…a drug epic like you’ve never seen before.”– Peter Debruge, VARIETY
“Imagine ‘The Godfather’ made by dazzling Latin American directors who combine bravura filmmaking with political awareness and a probing social conscience.”– Kenneth Turan, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
“The movie is a knockout.”– David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE
“A beautifully crafted, slow-burn crime saga steeped in native traditions.”– Jordan Mintzer, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Never less than fascinating…it’s an extraordinarily accomplished piece of filmmaking.”– Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL