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Birds of Passage

A Film by Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego

Technical details : 2018 - Colombia, Mexico, Denmark, France - Drama - 35mm - 120 min.

Cast : Carmina Martinez, José Acosta - Natalia Reyes - Jhon Narvaez - Greider Meza - Jose Vicente Cote - Juan Bautista Martinez

Languages : Spanish

Producers : Cristina Gallego, Katrin Pors

SYNOPSIS

In the 70s, as the american youth embraces hippie culture, 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 will soon put their family, their lives and their ancestral traditions at stake.

Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2018
Opening Film

Oscars 2019
Colombian submission

Telluride 2018

Toronto IFF
2018

SYNOPSIS

In the 70s, as the american youth embraces hippie culture, 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 will soon put their family, their lives and their ancestral traditions at stake.

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