Birds of Passage (2019)
Also Known As:Pássaros de Verão | Trækfugle | Les oiseaux de passage | Birds of Passage | Αποδημητικά πουλιά | Az átkelés madarai | Oro verde - C'era una volta in Colombia | Vasaros pauksciai | Birds of Passage | Sny wedrownych ptaków | Pássaros de Verão | Păsări călătoare | Перелётные птицы | Ptice selice | Pájaros de verano | Birds of Passage | Перелiтнi птахи | Pájaros de verano
Birds of Passage is a epic crime movie directed by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego. It was selected to open the 50th edition of the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It was selected as the Colombian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, making the December shortlist. The movie chronicles a Wayuu family’s rise and fall during the early days of illegal drug trading in Colombia. Spanning the late 60s and 70s, the film is divided into five chapters (“cantos”): Wild Grass, The Graves, Prosperity, The War and Limbo. The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honor collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.