Rolling off Ciro Guerra
’s Oscar-nominated “Embrace of the Serpent
,” French distribution outfit Diaphana has boarded the rising Colombian auteur’s followup, “Birds of Passage.
Berlin-based Films Boutique, which co-produced and reps the film in international markets, is unveiling the movie’s first images at the Afm. Cristina Gallego
co-directed the pic with Guerra.
Now in post, “Birds of Passage” takes place in Colombia in the 1970s, when the demand for marijuana hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. Unfolding in the Guajira desert, “Birds of Passage” follows an Wayuu indigenous family who takes a leading role in this new drug trade, and discovers the perks of wealth and power, but with a violent and tragic downside.
“Birds of Passage” was penned by Maria Camila Arias and Jacques Toulemonde.
Guerra’s most ambitious film to date, “Birds of Passage” was described by Films Boutique’s head of sales Louis Balsan as a “film noir, a western