BIRDS OF PASSAGE (2018)
Pájaros de verano (original title)
2h 5min   Crime, Drama   Language: Wayuu, Spanish, English   Subtitles: English

 

SYNOPSIS

The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion and honour collide, a fratricidal war breaks out and puts their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

CAST & CREW

Directors - Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra

Screenplay - Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde, Cristina Gallego (original idea)

Cinematography - David Gallego

Editing - Miguel Schverdfinger    

Music - Leo Heiblum

Producers - Nicolás Celis, Sebastian Celis, Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, Inti Jimena Zamora Martinez, Elisa Fernanda Pirir, Katrin Pors, Sandino Saravia Vinay, Jean-Christophe Simon, Jim Stark, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2018
Winner - Audience Award    Audience Award
Nominee - Golden Orange, Best Film

Chicago International Film Festival 2018
Winner - Silver Plaque, Best Art Direction
Winner - Best Cinematography (David Gallego)
Nominee - Gold Hugo, Best Feature

Havana Film Festival 2018
Winner - Coral, Best Film

London Film Festival 2018
Winner - Best Film - Honourable Mention    Cristina Gallego
Nominee - Best Film, Official Competition

Luxembourg City Film Festival 2019
Winner - Audience Award    Cristina Gallego
Winner - Critics Award - Special Mention
Nominee - Grand Prix

Miami Film Festival 2019
Winner - Knight Competition Grand Jury Prize, Best Film

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019
Nominee - Cine Latino Award
Nominee - FIPRESCI Prize, Best Foreign Language Film
Nominee - Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018
Nominee - Audience Award, City of Donostia Audience Award

Stockholm Film Festival 2018

Nominee - Impact Award

The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema 2019
Winner - Platino Award, Best Art Director (Angélica Perea)
Nominee - Platino Award, Best Film, Colombia
Nominee - Best Director (Cristina Gallego)
Nominee - Best Cinematography
Nominee - Best Editing
Nominee - Best Sound

Tromsø International Film Festival 2019
Winner - Don Quixote Award
Nominee - Aurora Award

PRESS QUOTES

"A breathtaking, moody, elegiac piece of work." SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

"A story with a striking sense of place and some wonderfully taciturn performances." THE TIMES

"Unforgettable images in service of a strange, poignant story." EMPIRE MAGAZINE

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