Birds Of Passage
From the makers of the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes a tale of family, criminality, justice and revenge unlike anything you might have seen.
Based on a true story and unfolding over the course of two decades, Birds of Passage details how a tribe in the rural north of Colombia entered the profitable marijuana business, dominating it for years, before competing forces threatened the tribe’s existence. Unlike the monochrome beauty of the jungle in Serpent, Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s latest is shot in vivid colour and against the contrasting backdrop of Colombia’s landscape – from parched desert landscapes to the verdant richness of a canopied jungle – creating an unforgettable and occasionally harrowing portrait of a world.
★★★★ “A mesmerising and transporting drug epic like no other” - Phil de Semlyen, Time Out