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Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage

Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego

Colombia, Mexico, Denmark, France | 2018 | Genre: Drama | running time: 120’

"Few films have captured quite so powerfully the tension between the old and new worlds."
Peter Debruge - Variety

TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2017 (€ 40.000)
consultancy with TFL experts Emanuela Barbano and Petar Mitric - Copenaghen, November 2018

The TFL Funds are supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

festivals & awards

Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2018


In the 70s, as the American youth embraces hippie culture, marijuana bonanza hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. In the Guajira desert, a Wayuu indigenous family takes a leading role in this new venture and discovers the perks of wealth and power. But when greed, passion, and honour blend together, a fratricidal war breaks out and will soon put their family, their lives and their ancestral traditions at stake.


original title

Pájaros de Verano




Colombia, Mexico, Denmark, France

running time


produced by

Ciudad Lunar - Colombia

in co-production with

Blonde Indian Films - Colombia
Pimienta Films - Mexico
Films Boutique - Germany
Snowglobe - Denmark

directed by

Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego


Films Boutique

Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2017

Ciro Guerra

Film Director

Cristina Gallego