BIRDS OF PASSAGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra Stars: Carmina Martinez, Jose Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Navaez, Juan Bautista Martinez, Greider Meza, Jose Vincente Cote. This drama from Colombia looks at the origins of the drug trade as seen through the experiences of the Wayuu, an indigenous tribe in the remote Guajira region. The film is set in the 70s, long before the era of Pablo Escobar and the deadly drug trade made familiar to audiences through numerous narco dramas. Birds Of Passage is the new film from directors Cristina Continue reading

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ciro Guerra Stars: Jan Bijvoet, Yauenku Miguel, Nilbio Torres, Brionne Davis, Antonio Bolivar. The second film from South America to hit local cinemas this week, Embrace Of The Serpent is decidedly art house in nature and will not be as readily embraced by audiences as The Second Mother. Winner of eight major Columbian film awards, and the first Columbian film to be nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar, this is a powerful drama set in the Amazon jungle. From Werner Herzog's stunning Aguirre: The Wrath Of God and John Continue reading