From the directors of Embrace of the Serpent comes a tale of the Colombian marijuana trade of the 1960/70s and a resulting tribal war, which through greed and corruption caused the downfall of a respected indigenous Wayuu family.
When Raphayet pursues Zaida for his bride, he cannot afford the dowry. A chance deal with some Peace Corps volunteers to supply them with marijuana, helps him secure the marriage but starts the family on a tragic path. As tradition, superstition, crime and distrust meet head on, family loyalties crumble resulting in dishonour and bloodshed.
Visually stunning and based on actual events, Birds of Passage is a meandering, breathtaking family drama.
Directors: Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra 125 minutes, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, 2018, 15A