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Birds of Passage

Sunday 27th  October | 2:30 pm | Safe House @ Ulster Bank

Sponsored by Kelly Rahill Accountants

Dir: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra, 125 minutes, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, 2018, 15A

Cast: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez, Greider Meza, José Vicente Cote

From the Directors of Embrace of the Serpent comes this tale of the Colombian marijuana trade of the 1960/70s and a resulting tribal war, which through greed and corruption caused the downfall of a respected indiginous Wayuu family.

When Raphayet persues Zaida for his bride, he cannot affgord the dowry. A chance deal with some Peace Corp volunteers to supply them with marijuana, helps him secure the marriage but starts the family on a tragic path. As tradition, superstition, crime and distrust meet head on, family loyalties crumble resulting in dishonour and bloodshed.

Visually stunning and based on actual events, Birds of Passage is a meandering, breathtaking family drama.

 

 

 

Reviews:

★★★★ “‘this is an engrossing narco-thriller which deftly balances the storytelling tradition of the Wayuu with the genre conventions of the crime movie and the western.’’ – Wendy Ide, Screendaily

★★★★ “It’s powerfully affecting fare; elegiac, evocative and profoundly cinematic.” – Mark Kermode, The Observer

★★★★ “….poetic – and shocking…” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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