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Les Morts et les AutresChuva É Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos

Please note that this event is now archived.


Saturday, 6 April 2019 | 18:00 La Maison du Cinéma

                                    Poster of Les Morts et les Autres


Best Direction Award – Rio International Film Festival 2018
Best Cinematography Award – Rio International Film Festival 2018
Best Film Award – Lima Film Festival 2018
Best Cinematography Award – Lima Film Festival 2018
Prix du Jury | Un Certain Regard – Festival de Cannes 2018

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 indigenous in contemporary Brazil.


João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora


Brazil and Portugal








Portuguese, subtitled in French


Henrique Ihjãc Krahô and Raene Kôtô Krahô


Entrefilmes, Karõ Filmes and Material Bruto


View the trailer Press kit

João Salaviza

Graduated from The National Film and Theater Academy (ESTC) in Portugal, and Universidad del Cine – Buenos Aires. His feature debut MOUNTAIN world premiered at the Venice Film Festival – Critics Week 2015. It came on the heels of a trilogy of short films: RAFA (Berlinale Golden Bear 2012) and ARENA (Palme d’Or at the Festival de Cannes 2009) and CERRO NEGRO. In recent years he was back in the Berlinale with the short-films HIGH CITIES OF BONE and RUSSA. THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS, co-directed with Renée Nader Messora, is his second feature.


Renée Nader Messora

She is a graduate in Cinematography from the Universidad del Cine – Buenos Aires. For fifteen years she worked as an assistant director in Brazil, Argentina and Portugal. In 2009 Renée Nader Messora met the Krahô indigenous people. Since then, she is working with the community, participating in the mobilisation of a local collective of Krahô filmmakers. Their work is focused in the use of cinema as a tool for self-determination and the strengthening of cultural identity. THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS is her debut as a director.