‘Birds Of Passage’ Trailer: Ciro Guerra’s Cannes Masterpiece Arrives Early Next Year

The Playlist | 11/19/2018 | David Pountain
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“Embrace of the Serpent” helmsman Ciro Guerra continues with the animal imagery and the ruminations on Colombian history with “Birds of Passage,” a rise-and-fall cartel drama set in the early days of the nation’s illegal drug trade. Though the esteemed director is now at feature film number four, this will be the first that sees him team up with a co-director – one Cristina Gallego, who worked as executive producer on ‘Embrace’ – and adapt a script that he himself didn’t write. And based on the response received by the picture when it opened Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, this filmmaker plays well with others.

The Playlist’s own Jessica Kiang wrote an especially enthused appraisal extolling the film as “wildly alive, yet it reminds us that no matter how modern we are, there are ancient songs our forebears knew whose melodies still rush in our blood.”

Review - Comparisons - John - Ford - Sergio

The review also draws comparisons to John Ford, Sergio Leone, Nicolas Roeg, and Zhang Yimou, and much like those four greats, Guerra knows...
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