From the Oscar®-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga, centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success, despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honour is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change.
Chosen to open the Directors fortnight selection at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The 6pm screening on 10th June will include an introduction from QUAD film officer Rebekah Taylor on the work of directors Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra.
Best Of The Fests
Best Of The Fests will shine a light on the hidden gems that have screened on the international festival circuit, giving you the chance to see these great films at QUAD, without having to jet around the globe.