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Year: 2018
Original Title: Pájaros de verano
Length: 125 minutes
Genre: Drama, Suspense
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Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye

Release Dates

United Kingdom: May 17 2019

United States: February 13 2019

Ranking

Ranking: 82 out of 15,013 movies (up 54)

7,3

4.9 by 2 users

9.0 by Movie'n'co

8.0 by 5 media

Plot

'Birds of Passage' takes us to Colombia in the decade of the 1970s, whenthe Northamerican youth started to embrace the hippie culture and starts consuming marihuana. This caused that the Colombian's farmer became "business owners". In the dessert of Guajira, an indigenous family has to assume the role of leadership in this new business. But money and power will make burst a fraticide war which will endanger the family, their lives and their ancestral traditions. 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.

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Trivia Birds of Passage

Colombia's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 91th Academy Awards. 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. To prepare for the role of Zaida, or Zaerra in Wayuunaiki, Natalia Reyes did a immersion trip to the Guajira that lasted around four months. It included isolate herself in a place in the Rancheria, just like the culture dictates for the girls that are going through the 'majayut'. She learned how to knit as well.

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