BIRDS OF PASSAGE
Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 7.30pm.
The wider world has left the Wayuu people of northern Columbia alone, until 1968, when outsider Rapayet marries Zaida, daughter of the clan matriarch. Rapayet’s trading expertise at first brings welcome prosperity, but his illicit ventures threaten the tribe’s traditions and eventually its peace. From the creators of Embrace of the Serpent, Birds of Passage expertly marries insights on South America’s recent past with a human tragedy of Shakespearian majesty.
Wayuu, Spanish, English with partial subtitles
2018 | Dir Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | 125min | Colombia | Denmark | Mexico | Germany | Switzerland