Birds of Passage trailer: A drug war epic rooted in indigenous Colombia

Our review of Birds of Passage described Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s film as offering “a fresh perspective on the roots of the Colombian drug trade...reminiscent of a classic western and it constantly feels like the spirits are lingering at the edge of the frame.” After securing an Oscar nomination with the enigmatic Embrace of the Serpent, this is once again set to be Colombia’s entry into the Best Foreign Language Film category. The trailer above for Birds of Passage will give you a good idea of what to expect when it arrives here next year.

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

The film stars Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta and Natalia Reyes, who is also set to appear as Dani Ramos in the new Terminator reboot.

Birds of Passage is set to play in select US theatres in mid-February 2019, but we do not have any news on a Uk date just yet.

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