The Dead and the Others / Chuva É Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos

by João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

Winner of the Jury Prize of Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2018

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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.

Screening

17 March 17h30 | Stockholm | Zita Folkets Bio

Details

Drama
2018
114 min
English subtitles
Age:12+

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