Birds of Passage — U.S. Trailer

source:   birdsofpassage.film

added: Mon, Nov 26th '18

From the filmmaking team behind the Oscar-nominated foreign film "Embrace of the Serpent" comes another visually arresting period drama delving into Colombia's complex history and captivating culture.

Check out the official U.S. trailer for "Birds of Passage (Pajaros De Verano)," which takes place in 1970s Colombia and explores the mystical culture of the Wayuu indigenous people as they face violent unrest due to the rising drug-trafficking trade within the country's northern region.

Award-winning Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra shares for the first time co-directing credits with his longtime producing partner Cristina Gallego.

Selected as Colombia's official Oscar entry for best foreign language film, "Birds of Passage," which earned glowing reviews at this year's Cannes Film Festival, is slated to open theatrically in New York on February 13, 2019 and then in Los Angeles February 15th, with other cities to follow.

synopsis:
Set in 1970s Colombia among the Wayuu indigenous people, this mystical epic centers on Rapayet, a man torn between the desire to be powerful and his duty to uphold his culture's values. Ignoring ancient omens, his tribe enters the drug trafficking business getting caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood.

 

directed by   Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra

starring   Natalia Reyes, Jose Acosta, Carmina Martinez

release date   February 13, 2019 (in NY) February 15, 2019 (in LA; other cities to follow)

 
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