THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS

CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS

By João SALAVIZA, Renée NADER MESSORA

LUXBOX - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2018

Ihjãc, an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil, has to organize the funerary feast of her father. Denying his duty and to escape the process of becoming a shaman, Ihjãc runs away to the city. Far from his people and culture, he faces the reality of being an indigenous in contemporary Brazil.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2018
Un Certain Regard
Film Fest Gent 2018
Official Selection - Global Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Second film
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • João SALAVIZA, Renée NADER MESSORA
    • Producer(s)
    • Thiago MACÊDO CORREIA (Entrefilmes), João SALAVIZA (Karõ Filmes), Renée NADER MESSORA (Material Bruto), Ricardo ALVES JR. (Entrefilmes)
    • Synopsis
    • There are no spirits or snakes tonight and the forest around the village is quiet. Fifteen year old Ihjãc has nightmares since he lost his father. He is an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil. Ihjãc walks into darkness, his sweaty body moves with fright. A distant chant comes through the palm trees. His father’s voice calls him to the waterfall: it´s time to organize the funerary feast so the spirit can depart to the dead´s village.

      The mourning must cease. Denying his duty and in order to escape a process of becoming a shaman, Ihjãc runs away to the city. Far from his people and culture, he faces the reality of being an indigenous in contemporary Brazil.
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