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The Dead and the Others

Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos

Set in the indigenous Krahô community of Pedra Branca in Brazil, this atmospheric, visually poetic work depicts a young man’s realisation that he is in possession of shamanic gifts.

Dir João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Prod Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago Macêdo Correia
With Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô
Brazil-Portugal
2018
114min
Sales Luxbox
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Directors Messora and Salaviza previously lived in Pedra Branca, which informs their deep understanding of the world they portray and the intimacy imbued in their characters. Following the death of his father and in a state of mourning, Henrique Ihjãc Krahô becomes grudgingly aware of his destiny as a shaman. Unwilling to respond to this calling, he runs away to the city. Shot on 16mm and featuring immersive sound design, this is a captivating reality-made-fiction piece which holds its spellbinding presence from beginning to end. Winner of the Special Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, The Dead and the Others is a sophisticated and sensitive film, detailed in its representation of Brazil’s indigenous people and inspiring in its innovative use of cinematic language.

Ana David

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