Birds of Passage
aka Pájaros de verano
First screened in October 2018
Directors: Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra. Cast: Natalia Reyes, José Acosta, Carmiña Martínez, Jhon Narváez, Greider Meza, José Vicente. Screenplay: Maria Camila Arias and Jacques Toulemonde Vidal.

Twitter Capsule: A bold gangster drama, unique in many aspects, yet disconcertingly loyal to tropes you might expect it to contest.

VOR:   Even when I found it too beholden to landmarks in its genre, I couldn't deny the vivid presentation or its unique sociocultural contexts.

Photo © 2018 Magnolia Pictures/GAGA/Fuji Television Network

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Chicago International Film Festival: Best Cinematography (David Gallego); Best Production Design (Angélica Perea)

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