This year’s festival includes several Latin American films: Argentina’s El Angel, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, Paraguay’s Las Herederas and:
Pájaros de verano, Colombia, 2018.
In 1970s Colombia, a narco-trafficking era known as “la Bonanza Marimbera” pulls an indigenous Wayuu family into the fray as they enter the booming business of selling marijuana to Americans. Led by matriarch Ursula Pushaina, the “Birds of Passage”—drug runners—face the constant risk of violence and incarceration from the outsiders in Northern Colombia. The cultural differences between the native population and the newcomers begin a brutal war that threatens to destroy the Wayuu way of life. The strong and impulsive women and men must fight to maintain their livelihoods, culture, and traditions.
Charlottesville: Nov. 1 - 4. Full lineup and details here.