‘Birds of Passage’ Trailer: Colombia’s Oscar Entry Explores the Drug Trade

IndieWire | 2/13/2019 | Staff
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The Orchard has released a new trailer for “Birds of Passage,” Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s follow-up to “Embrace of the Serpent.” Guerra directed that hypnotic drama, the first Colombian film ever to receive an Oscar nomination, while Gallego produced. This time around, Gallego joined Guerra behind the camera, and the pair share co-directing credits. Jose Acosta, Carmiña Martínez, and Natalia Reyes star.

Here’s the synopsis: “Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s to secure a dowry to marry Zaida (Reyes) and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Raphayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor...
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