CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS
The Dead and the Others | A choiva é canto na aldea dos mortos
14 December | 19:00h | Teatro Principal
Brasil, Portugal | 2018 | 114’ | Color | DCP | GALICIAN PREMIÈRE
Direction: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora. Cinematography: Renée Nader Messora. Editing: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Edgar Feldman. Sound: Pablo Lamar. Cast: Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô. Production: Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago Macêdo Correia, João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora. Production Company: Karõ Filmes, Entrefilmes (BR), Material Bruto (BR), Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (PT).
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.
Cannes 2018 – Un Certain Regard. Special Jury Prize
Lima Film Festival – Best Film and Best Cinematography
Joao Salaviza (Lisbon, 1984) and Reneé Nader Messora (Sao Paulo, 1979) are graduated from the Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires). The trilogy of short films from Salaviza, Arena, Rafa and Cerro Negro were awarded at Cannes or Berlin film festivals. His feature debut Montanha (2015), has its premiere at the Venice Film Festival (Critics Week). Nader, worked as an assistant director in Brazil, Argentina and Portugal. In 2009 she met the Krahô indigenous people. Since then, she is working with the community, focusing in the use of cinema as a tool for self-determination and the strengthening of cultural identity.