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 village of the dead. 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 indigenous in contemporary Brazil.
Sat, 6 Apr 2019 - 1:00 pm
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 7
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 5:00 pm
Salón Ricardo J. Alfaro - MIRE - Casco Antiguo
Ficha Técnica

Original Title: 
Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos
Run time: 
114 min
All Public

Compañía productora de la película: 
Karõ Filmes, Entrefilmes, Material Bruto
João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Renée Nader Messora
João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Edgar Feldman
Diseño sonoro: 
Pablo Lamar
Dirección de Arte: 
Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô
João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

João Salaviza was born in Portugal. He graduated from The National Film and Theater Academy (ESTC) in Portugal, and Universidad del Cine – Buenos Aires. His filmography includes the shorts Arena (2009), winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes; Cerro Negro (2012); Rafa (2012), awarded the Golden Bear at Berlinale; and his feature debut Montanha (2015). His second feature The Dead and the Others (2018) was awarded the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes.

Renée Nader Messora was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She studied Cinematography at Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires. She has worked as assistant director in Brazil, Argentina and Portugal. In 2009 she met the Krahô indigenous people, since then she has worked with the community and the local collective of Krahô filmmakers. The Dead and the Others (2018) is her directorial debut, and was awarded the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes.