“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)

Friday, 23.11.2018 – 7.00 pm, theater 6 (presented by Valeska Grisebach) – in the presence of the director Cristina Gallego

Theatrical release Germany: 20th December 2018

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”).