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The Dead and the Others
Archived: The Dead and the Others - Chuva É Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos (2018)

director: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

With: Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô, a.o.

duration: 116 minutes

Official Selection - Global Cinema
Film Fest Gent - The Dead and the Others

"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 crucial 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." (Luxbox)

"An indigenous teenager falls ill when he resists tribal duties and his destiny as a shaman in João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora's ethnographically sincere 'The Dead and the Others'. Handsomely shot on 16mm to draw out the region's warm organic tones, the film is an admirable, often fascinating fictionalized portrait of the Krahô people." (Variety) 


director: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
producer: Thiago Macêdo Correia, Ricardo Alves Jr.
screenplay: Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza
Editor: José Edgar Feldman, Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza
Cinematography: Renée Nader Messora
sound: Pablo Lamar

production company: ENTREFILMES

More info

dialogue: Krahô, Portuguese
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Brazil - Portugal
year: 2018


JOÃO SALAVIZA (1984): Two Close (2004, short), Cães de caça (2008, short), Arena (2009, short), Hotel Müller (2010, short), Casa Na Comporta (2011, short), Strokkur (2011, short), Rafa (2012, short), Cerro Negro (2012, short), Montanha (2015), High Cities of Bone (2017, short), Russa (2018, short), The Dead and the Others (2018). RENÉE NADER MESSORA: The Dead and the Others (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,78


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