AFS: Pájaros de verano (Birds of Passage)
Austin Film Society presents: Pájaros de verano (Birds of Passage), a film by Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra
Starring: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, John Narváez, Natalia Reyes, José Vicente Cotes, Juan Martínez, Greider Meza
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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 his 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 honor 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.
Presented in Partnership with Cine Las Americas.
This is just one of a series of Ciro Guerra films that you can view this spring!
|LA SOMBRA DEL CAMINANTE (WANDERING SHADOWS)
Nominated by Colombia to the 78th Academy Awards
Dir. Ciro Guerra, 2004
February 20 & 24 at the Violet Crown Cinema
|LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO (THE WIND JOURNEYS)
Nominated by Colombia to the 82nd Academy Awards
Dir. Ciro Guerra, 2009
March 20 & 24 at the Violet Crown Cinema
|EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE (EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT)
Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year by the 88th Academy Awards
Dir. Ciro Guerra, 2015
April 17 & 21 at the Violet Crown Cinema