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Birds of Passage

Pájaros de veran

Dir: Cristina Gallego/Ciro Guerra, 2018, Columbia, 126 mins, Cert: 15

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Sun 16 June // 18:30 *
Mon 17 June // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

A gripping tale of narcos set among Colombia’s Wayúu people, Birds of Passage spans three decades of a family pushed to the brink by the drug trade.

With the epic breadth of The Godfather, this is a mind-altering journey into nature unlike anything you’re likely to have seen before.

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra follow up their Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent with an unusually clear-eyed and empathetic depiction of indigenous peoples and the impact of outside forces upon them.

★★★★ "A mesmerising and transporting drug epic like no other" - Phil de Semlyen, Time Out

★★★★ "A stunner of a movie" - Laurshka Ivan-zadeh, Metro

★★★★ - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

★★★★ "Beautiful" - Ed Potton, The Times

★★★★ "Combines magical realism with the epic sweep of The Godfather" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer"

★★★★ "Really startling and intriguing" - Peter Bradshaw's Film of the Week, The Guardian