(Colombia / Denmark / México, 2018)

  • Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
  • Production Companies: Ciudad Lunar, Blond Indian, Pimienta Films, Snowglobe, Films Boutique, Bord Cadre
  • Producers: Katrin Pors, Cristina Gallego
  • Screenplay: Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal
  • Cinematography: David Gallego A.D.F.C.
  • Editing: Miguel Schverdfinger
  • Sound: Carlos E. García
  • Music: Leonardo Heiblum
  • Cast: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Jhon Narváez

Rapayet (José Acosta) dreams of marrying Zaida (Natalia Reyes), but he must pay a very high dowry and convince Ursula (Carmiña Martínez), the matriarch of the Pushaina clan. To achieve his goal, Rapayet starts growing and trafficking marijuana without comprehending the repercussions this will have on his family and the Wayuu people. The Pushaina clan will have to confront others as they attempt to snatch power and dominance from them, which they acquired through blood. The spirits warn Ursula and Rapayet, but they have lost the ability to listen.

After the international success of El abrazo de la serpiente, Ciro Guerra partners up with his producer Cristina Gallego, who co-directs this film with him, to build a powerful narrative which meets the quality of his previous work. In a film panorama saturated with images of drug trafficking in the American continent, Birds of Passage, stands out as a unique and complex piece that depicts the ambition within the roots of an ancient community.

DATES:

THURSDAY 8th NOV
CINEMEX SALA 2 / 16:30-18:43 – SCREENING WITH Q&A SESSION
FRIDAY 9th NOV
CINEMEX PLATINO SALA 4 / 13:00-15:13

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