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Pájaros de verano

Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego Colombia, 2018

OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Birds of Passage

Really wanted to like this more, being a huge Serpent fan. Things start out promising with daring music and engaging characters before veering into more well-trodden 'gang implodes' territory in the middle, at times edging into unintended caricature. The cultural and ethnographic elements were fascinating but too often sacrificed to the shoe-horning of the more rigid cinematography and staging and posturing. 3 stars