The Orchard Picks Up North American Rights to Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego’s “Birds of Passage”

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14 May 2018 | Entertainment

Ciro Guerra’s latest film is migrating to the United States…

The Orchard has picked up North American rights to the 37-year-old Colombian filmmaker and screenwriter’s latest film Birds of Passage, co-directed by Cristina Gallego.

Ciro Guerra

The family saga details the impact of drug trafficking on an indigenous family and its culture starting in the 1970s.

“This film was always conceived as a theatrical experience, and there’s really no better way to appreciate it than in the cinema,” said co-directors Gallego, Guerra and producer Katrin Pors. “We are very happy that audiences will have the opportunity to see it the way it was intended, and that we have found a passionate distributor that loves and defends the art of cinema as much as we do.”

Birds of Passage swept us up immediately into an engrossing familial drama surrounded by a world bursting with stunning color and sound,” added Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s EVP of Film and Television. “Cristina and Ciro have delivered something altogether special and unique that we are honored to be a part of.”

The company has yet to set a theatrical release for the film.

Guerra previously produced and directed Embrace of the Serpent, the first Colombian film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.


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