The Dead and the Others

The Dead and the Others

Director: Joao Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

Screening time: 08.04.2019. 21:00

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 114 min

Awards: Cannes International Film Festival - Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Rio International Film Festival - Best Direction Award, Best Cinematography Award, Lima Film Festival - Best Film Award & Best Cinematography Award, La Orquidea Film Festival - Best First Latin American feature Film, Mar del Plata Film Festival - International Competition - Special Jury Award, Mostra Internacional de Sao Paulo, Torino Film Festival, Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival, New Horizons International Film Festival, Munich International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Gent International Film Festival

Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Ihjãc has nightmares since he lost his father. He is an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil. 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. 

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