Birds of Passage

Directed by Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Colombia
125 minutes
MA 15+
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From the creators of the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s astounding new film is an epic, visually stunning, story about the devastating effect of the illicit narcotic trade on a proud indigenous family.
WINNER OF 24 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL AWARDS

The beautiful Zaida, a young Wayuu tribe-member in Colombia’s north, has come of age, leaving formidable matriarch Ursula with the important task of finding a suitable match. The women yield considerable power in this strongly traditional community. Her instincts warn her against young Rapayet, an ambitious man with strong links outside of the clan, but she finally accedes, setting an outrageous dowry. The seed sown, Rapayet stumbles onto a plan with his flamboyant friend and cousin to sell marijuana to a visiting American. It’s the beginnings of a profitable new enterprise, one that ultimately brings glory and ruin in equal measure.
Following an indigenous family torn apart by a marijuana boom, this arresting Colombian film combines magical realism with the epic sweep of The Godfather.
The Guardian

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Sat 22 February
12pm
Alice Springs Cinema
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Classification
MA 15+
Country
Colombia
Language
In Spanish with English subtitles
Director
Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
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