Birds of Passage (Pájaros De Verano)
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The filmmaking team behind the sublime Embrace of the Serpent (2015) addresses the origins of the Colombian drug trade in Birds of Passage. The result is a gangster epic evoking the genre’s history and conventions, yet it is still thoroughly original and utterly beguiling. When an indigenous Wayuu family starts selling marijuana to young Americans in the 1970s, it is set on a positively Shakespearean path involving greed, passion, honour, conflicting loyalties and brutal violence. With smart cineaste nods to Ford and Scorsese, Birds of Passage establishes Guerra and Gallego’s position as increasingly significant voices in world cinema.
Second Chance – Repeat Screening on 14/11/2018 at 12:45