“In the 70s, as the American youth embraces hippie culture, a marijuana bonanza hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. In the Guajira desert, a Wayuu indigenous family takes a leading role in this new venture, and discovers the perks of wealth and power. But when greed, passion, and honour blend together, a fratricidal war breaks out and will soon put their family, their lives and their ancestral traditions at stake.” (Films Boutique) “A south-of-the-border drug epic like you’ve never seen before, in which illegal trafficking poisons an indigenous Wayuu clan.” (Peter Debruge, Variety)

Around The World in 14 Films 2018, presented by Valeska Grisebach – in the presence of the director Cristina Gallego

With the support of: NYU Berlin


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Screenplay: Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde nach einer Idee von Cristina Gallego
OT: Pájaros de verano
Country: Colombia, Mexico, Denmark, France 2018
Production: Ciudad Lunar Producciones, Blond Indian Films, Pimienta, Snowglobe, Films Boutique
Cast: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, Jhon Narváez, José Acosta, José Vicente Cotes
Format: DCP / coulour
Length: 125 min.
Language: Spanish OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: MFA+ FilmDistribution
Festivals: Cannes, Odessa, Melbourne, Locarno, Telluride, Toronto, Busan, Chicago, London etc.
Awards: Motovun FIPRESCI Prize etc.

“Birds of Passage” is Columbia’s 2019 Oscar® Entry (“Best Foreign Language Film”).