Friday 1st March 4:00 PM - Alhambra
Birds Of Passage
DetailsDirector: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra Country: Colombia
Cert: 15 Year: 2018 Length: 125 minsLanguage: Wayuu/Spanish/English
2019 FestivalBook Tickets
Score: 75.99% Attendance: 81
Birds of Passage sees the origins of the Colombian drug trade through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honour collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.
Directors Guerra and Gallego wisely don’t get into too much of the production or distribution side of the drug business. Their attention is more on the family. While the numerous weddings, funerals and other ritualistic gatherings evoke the Godfather saga, the mob classic that most comes to mind is The Sopranos.
A visually stunning and often surprising true story that charts the rise of the Colombian drug business back before Escobar from its unexpected roots, among an indigenous clan in way over their heads.