But as they begin to ignore the omens, they all get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. While we have seen Narcos and countless other films and TV series that delve into the cocaine trade, Birds of Passage is the first of its kind that tells how marijuana became a large cash business, overseen by foreigners and being told with magical realism through a deeply human story.

It's a stunning compositions and expressive use of color that reflects the deep emotions and conflicts the characters experience.

The south Florida gathering celebrated cinema with an eclectic and diverse slate of films, including “Screwball,” Billy Corben’s documentary about a Major League Baseball scandal. Additional awards were presented to “The Skin of Yesterday” by Andrew Garcia (Miami Dade College), Mariana Serrano’s “Escapé” (New World School of the Arts) and “The Chase” by Chantal Gabriel (University of Miami). | Director Ciro Guerra and producer Cristina Gallego, the award-winning team behind 2015’s Embrace of the Serpent, a film that defied any genre, are telling this story in five cantos (songs) based on the ancient hymns of the Colombian tribes. GOLDEN GLOBE(S)®, HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION®, CECIL B. DEMILLE® AND GOLDEN GLOBES® STATUETTE DESIGN MARK ARE THE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS AND THE GOLDEN GLOBE® STATUETTE THE COPYRIGHTED PROPERTY, OF THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION. “Birds of Passage,” Cristina Gallego’s and Ciro Guerra’s sprawling epic film tracing the origins of the Colombian drug trade, took home the $40,000 Knight Marimbas Award (the top grand jury prize) Saturday night at Miami Dade College’s 36th annual Miami Film Festival. Birds of Passage Directed by Academy Award Nominated Filmmaking Duo: Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (Embrace The Serpent) 2019 Oscar Shortlist For 'Best Foreign Language Film'

His culture and the tribe’s powerful matriarch Ursula (Carmiña Martínez) who also happens to be his prospective mother-in-law, as well as his uncle Peregrino demand that he come up with a dowry. Rapayet (José Acosta), called Rafa by his friends, is a young man in love – or lust – with Zaida (Natalia Reyes).

“ Birds of Passage,” Cristina Gallego’s and Ciro Guerra’s sprawling epic film tracing the origins of the Colombian drug trade, took home the $40,000 Knight Marimbas Award (the top … Menu. With Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez.

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But opportunity and his loose-cannon cousin seduce him into going deeper into the drug trade with the Alijuñas, the outsiders and traveling back and forth between the desert and the mountains. | User Ratings It is hard to find a Colombian story that is not about drugs, but it would be too simple to call Birds of Passage a drama about the drug trade. Getting used to the wealth, not even the most fervent traditionalists in his clan can avoid being drawn into the luxurious life the trade affords them. ", Statement of the Press Jury: "Two films caught our eye in particular which is why the Press Jury ... More, Statement of the Press Jury: "Two films caught our eye in particular which is why the Press Jury would like to present a special mention to an astonishing film with carefully chosen set pieces and beautiful costumes. The film explores the ravages of the drug trade on the country’s indigenous people. The film explores the ravages of the drug trade on the country’s indigenous people. ", "The Silver Plaque for Best Cinematography goes to David Gallego for Birds of Passage (Colombia). Strapped for cash he stumbles upon a marijuana deal when a bunch of hippie foreigners asks for drugs on the beach.

Birds of Passage (Spanish: Pájaros de verano) is a 2018 epic crime film directed by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego. ... More, "The Silver Plaque for Best Cinematography goes to David Gallego for Birds of Passage (Colombia).

Chess” by Alejandro Gonzalez Valdes won best screenplay, in addition to being crowned Miami CinemaSlam Champion. External Reviews Foreign Film Submissions - 76th Golden Globe Awards, Oral History: Hugh Grant's Polanski Experience. It is hard to find a Colombian story that is not about drugs, but it would be too simple to call Birds of Passage a drama about the drug trade. Based on real events and set among the Wayúu people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history, between the mid-60s and the early 80s. The most interesting parts of the film are not just the epic way it is told – with birds serving as messengers that need to be heard to make the right decisions and follow the ancient rules of the spirits – but also the history behind it: the Colombians call the era between 1960-1980 Bonanza Marimbera. During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

The $40,000 Knight Made in MIA Award for films taking place and shot in south Florida from West Palm to the Keys, went to two films: $30,000 to “Pahokee,” directed by Ivette Lucas and Patrick Bresnan, which won best feature, and $5,000 each to Faren Humes’ “Liberty” and Jayme Gershen’s “Six Degrees of Immigration,” which tied for best short. Directed by Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra. | | A film which manages to add a new perspective to narcoterrorism and introduces viewers to a fascinating language and culture, Wayuu: BIRDS OF PASSAGE (PÁJAROS DE VERANO) by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. COPYRIGHT © HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION. Spanning almost 20 years, this saga is about a deadly cycle of revenge that spirals out of control.

... "The Silver Plaque for Best Art Direction goes to Angélica Parea for Birds of Passage (Colombia) for its exquisite and poetic use of the spectacular locations of the desert of Guajira to tell the rise and fall of an … Read Next: Netflix Pauses Production on ‘The Harder They Fall’ Following Positive COVID Test (EXCLUSIVE).

Pájaros de verano Awards and Nominations. It was when indigenous drug-trafficking and grave robbery became money-making industries that ended up destroying the culture and replaced ancient loyalties with greed.