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The critically acclaimed new film from the director of the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, Birds of Passage is a gripping period crime saga centered on the indigenous Wayúu people of Colombia. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet enters the drug trafficking business in the late 1960s and finds quick success despite the disapproval of tribe matriarch Ursula. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. Grounding the film in the distinctive rituals and rhythms of Wayúu culture, Guerra and co-director Cristina Gallego have produced a hypnotic, genre-defying fusion of richly detailed ethnographic drama and sprawling, Godfather-style gangster epic. Audacious, moving and compulsively watchable, Birds of Passage is a visually stunning fable about greed, tradition, and sweeping historical change.
Director Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego | 2018 | In Wayúu, Spanish and English with English subtitles | 125 minutes | NR | DCP