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Pájaros de verano

Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego Colombia, 2018

dionysus67's rating of the film Birds of Passage

This is a dramatically intense, as well as anthropologically revealing, film about the chain of entanglement between tribal rituals, antiquated honor codes, matriarchy and global drug trade. Generally finely acted it has moments of visual flair in the landscape shots; yet its limitation is the oscillation between a crime film and an anthropological essay. It does not fail in any of the two but is no triumph either.