How To Watch Birds of Passage, from the Makers of Embrace of the Serpent

Take the bold, adventuring soul of Embrace of the Serpent and combine it with the thrilling stakes of Narcos, and you find yourself in the company of Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s Birds of Passage.

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In the much-anticipated follow up to their 2015 hit Embrace of the Serpent, Guerra and Gallego turn their anthropological lens to Colombia’s Wayuu people and the cultural impact of the 1970s marijuana boom, to the industry and violence that it brought upon their indigenous way of life.

A film of gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, Birds of Passage offers a thrilling tale of greed and passion, tradition and honour.

“Hardly a scene goes by without something fundamentally familiar being rendered in a unique fashion,” notes Jordan Hoffman, writing for The Guardian. Coloured with the traditions and history of a culture little seen, Guerra and Gallego elevate something as commonplace as the gangster epic to a fresh new plain; a crime saga with a deeply spiritual core.

So how can fans of independent cinema see Birds of Passage in the UK?

How to watch Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage is released in UK cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema on May 17, 2019.

You can register for a free Curzon Home Cinema account here. If you are a Curzon cinemas member, you can enter your membership number to receive a discount on all rentals.

The film will not play in Vue, Odeon, Empire or Cineworld cinemas, nor Picturehouse cinemas, but you can see the film in any Curzon cinema as well as in many other independent cinemas up and down the country from May 17. Watch it your way:

What about Other Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon?

Birds of Passage will be available exclusively in cinemas and online at Curzon Home Cinema from May 17. The film may arrive on other streaming services at a later date.

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