Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano)

Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano)

Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano)

Spanish crime drama about an indigenous Colombian family who end up in a dangerous battle for business and control during the marijuana bonanza - a hostile decade that kickstarted drug trafficking in Colombia.

2018Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & sex scenes125 minsColombia, DenmarkSpanish with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Cristina Gallego (feature debut)Ciro Guerra ('Embrace of the Serpent', 'The Wind Journeys', 'Wandering Shadows')
Writer:
Maria Camila AriasJacques Toulemonde Vidal
Cast:
Natalia ReyesCarmiña MartínezJhon NarváezGreider MezaJosé AcostaJosé Vicente

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Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano) / Reviews

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Three viewings in, I'm still flabbergasted by the scope and detail of this movie ... and in awe of the way its unique cover version of a crime-doesn't-pay story totally pays off.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a mesmerising and transporting drug epic like no other.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Unforgettable images in service of a strange, poignant story.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

... visually arresting... a haunting tale that will linger in the mind.

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Variety

Variety

A south-of-the-border drug epic like you've never seen before...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

While certain genre tendencies prevent the narrative from truly unmooring, hardly a scene goes by without something fundamentally familiar being rendered in a unique fashion.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A gripping saga which traces the birth of the narcotrafficking industry which gutted Colombian society, the follow up to Embrace Of The Serpent brings a fresh perspective, rejecting the overly familiar tropes of gangster movie.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

You feel for these fathers, mothers and children as they endure their mythic rise and fall, but the ruthless, eternal cycle of violence begetting violence leaves no room for sentimentality.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Intelligently and assuredly explores how longstanding traditions can be gradually upended by drugs, money and outside influences.

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