BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmBFF '19: Birds of Passage

GenreDrama, Crime
DirectorCristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra
LanguageWayuu, Spanish, English
CountryColombia, Denmark, Mexico
Running Time2HR 5MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonBelfast Film Festival 2019

The filmmaking team behind the sublime Embrace of the Serpent addresses the origins of the Colombian drug trade. 

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, they are 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.

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