‘Birds of Passage’ focuses on the drug trade, but it’s not your ‘Narcos’ or ‘Godfather’

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José Acosta and Natalia Reye in “Birds of Passage.” Photo credit: The Orchard

“Birds of Passage” is set at the birth of the Colombian drug trade in the late 1960s. It follows an indigenous family that begins to lose its identity when it enters the weed trafficking business. “Birds of Passage” was an official selection for the 2018 Cannes Festival and played at Sundance last month. It opens in L.A. on February 15.

Carmiña Martínez in “Birds of Passage.” Photo credit: The Orchard.