Podcast: Birds of Passage + John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum | feat. Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego
In this episode we talk about everyone's favourite super assassin who's checking in to cinemas this week, John Wick. Plus, we speak to Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, the directors of crime epic Birds of Passage.
Superassassin John Wick returns, played by Keanu Reeves with his trademark commitment to physical performance. Now with a $14 million price on his head, he is the target of an army of murderous bounty hunters. The third instalment of the story continues the emphasis on unreconstituted action, while also adding turns from the likes of Anjelica Huston, Halle Berry and Laurence Fishburne.
From the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent comes their latest epic, Birds of Passage, a tale about indigenous traditions and the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s. A film of both gangsters and spirits, corruption and fratricidal war, this is a thrilling depiction of the origins of the drug trade told through the story of an indigenous Wayuu family’s downfall when greed, passion and honour collide, putting their lives, culture and ancestral traditions at stake.
Discussing the films this week are Jake Cunningham, Caitlin Quinlan, Alasdair Bayman and Mark Towers
Keanu Reeves stars in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, playing in Curzon cinemas from Friday 17 May