MVIFF 2019 SPOTLIGHT: BIRDS OF PASSAGE (PÁJAROS DE VERANO)

| 2019 | 125 Minutes | | ,
Directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

Tuesday September 03, 2019

SPECIAL EVENT

$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change.

"It's a story with a striking sense of place - especially the windswept plains - and some wonderfully taciturn performances, notably from Martínez and José Vicente Cote as Rapayet's wizened, dignified uncle." - Ed Potton, Times (UK)

"This is film-making that really does push at the limits of storytelling and generic templates, and it's brimming with images and ideas." - Peter Bradshaw,  Guardian

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