Birds of Passage (15)


Event details

  • Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 June
  • Please refer to timetable below
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598 500

The crime saga is reimagined in the tribal lands of north Colombia in this vivid, distinctive film from the makers of Embrace of the Serpent.

Birds of Passage is a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power. set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.

“This arresting Colombian film combines magical realism with the epic sweep of The Godfather… It’s powerfully affecting fare; elegiac, evocative and profoundly cinematic.”– Mark Kermode

“This is film-making that really does push at the limits of storytelling and generic templates, and it’s brimming with images and ideas.” – The Guardian

“Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s drug-trafficking drama is a fascinating hybrid of genre, anthropology and magical realism, as well as one of the best crime movies of recent years.” – Sight and Sound

Dir. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra
2018 Columbia 125mins Subtitles
With: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta


£6.50 Full Price (£5.50 Concessions £4.50 Under 18’s)

Date Time
Mon 24 June 6pm
Tue 25 June 8.30pm