Directed by: Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra
Total Runtime: 125 min
Country of Origin: Colombia
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2018; Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2018, Winner Best Film, Havana Film Festival
Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his indigenous culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success in the marijuana industry, despite tribal matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) initial 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. In Spanish with English subtitles.