Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage
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Title: Birds of Passage

Original Title: Pájaros de verano

Year: 2018


Release Dates

  • UK: May 17 2019
  • United States: February 13 2019


'Birds of Passage' takes us to Colombia in the 70s at the time of the Marimbera Bonanza, when American youth begin to embrace the hippie culture, which brings with it the use of marijuana. A few years that undoubtedly marked a before and after in the culture of the United States, and that affected in one way or another the society of the time in which the film focuses. This causes farmers in the area to become "entrepreneurs", having to learn how to handle the situation to know how to take advantage of it. It will focus on the story of a Wayuu Indigenous family in the Guajira desert, which is forced to take on the leading role in this new company, something they had never intended to intervene. But wealth and power will explode a fratricidal war that will endanger the family, their lives and their ancestral traditions. Money and power always end up moving the world, and this is what they will have to face, with harsh consequences.

This production has been directed by Cristina Gallego ('El abrazo de la serpiente') and Ciro Guerra ('Los viajes del viento') as well, while the true star of the film is Natalia Reyes ('Cumbia Ninja'), an actress who has been accompanied by others such as Carmiña Martínez and José Acosta, among others.




February 20 2019


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Meant to be

The actor who impersonates Rapayet, Jose Acosta, "sneaked into" the casting for the character, because he had always had the dream of impersonating a guajiro, when was auditioning for something else. Months after the casting, he was asked to film a scene and send it.A couple of days after he got the male leading role.

With pacience

The title is displayed 14 minutes into the film.

Big comparisons

Some critics have compared the film favorably to other crime saga films like 'The Godfather', 'Scarface' and the television series 'The Sopranos'.

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