Pájaros de Verano (Birds of Passage)

Colombia, 2018, dirs. Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra, 125 mins.

Dates and Venues TBA

Reviewer Ed Farolan

This is a superb film, full of suspense and excellent cinematography. The film will make its Canadian premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this year. Director Guerra refers to this film "a gangster film with an important indigenous element". Set in the Guajira Desert in northern Columbia, it chronicles a Wayuu family´s rise and fall in the drug trafficking business. What makes the film unique is it mixes indigenous facets and traditions with the gangster elements. It was selected to open the 50th edition of the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

© 2018 Ed Farolan