Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)
Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Section: World Cinema
Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, France | Year: 2018
Language(s): Spanish, English, Wayunikee | Time: 125 mins
In the 70s, as the American youth embraces hippie culture, a marijuana bonanza hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. In the Guajira desert, a Wayuu indigenous family takes a leading role in this new venture, and discovers the perks of wealth and power. But when greed, passion, and honour blend together, a fratricidal war breaks out, and puts their family, their lives, and their ancestral traditions at stake.
Cristina Gallego studied film and television at the National University of Colombia. She has produced numerous films including Embrace of the Serpent (2015). Birds of Passage (2018) is her directorial debut. Ciro Guerra, born in Rio de oro, has directed such films as Alma (2000), Wandering Shadows (2004), and Embrace of The Serpent (2015).