BIRDS OF PASSAGE (2018)
[PÁJAROS DE VERANO]
2018 Oscar® Selection, Colombia
Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, the creative team behind 2015's Oscar®-nominated EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, return with this inspired mob epic for the ages — a completely fresh take on the origins of the Colombian drug trade, as told through the story of an indigenous Wayúu family. In the 1970s, as an American-fueled marijuana boom hits Colombia, farmers quickly turn into seasoned businessmen and, in the Guajira desert, one Wayúu clan takes a leading role. But as greed, passion and honor blend together over the decades, the family's unity, their lives and their ancestral traditions are all put at stake. DIR/PROD Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra; SCR Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal; PROD Katrin Pors. Colombia/Denmark/Mexico, 2018, color, 125 min. In English, Spanish and Wayúu with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.