The Dead and the Others

João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

International Competition

Length: 114min

Country: Portugal Brazil

TECHNICAL

D, G: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora 
F: Renée Nader Messora 
E: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Edgar Feldman 
S: Pablo Lamar 
P: Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago Macêdo Correia, João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora 
CP: Entrefilmes, Karõ Filmes, Material Bruto 
I: Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô

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One of the great triumphs of the winner of the Jury Special Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the last Cannes Festival was the way it avoided the touristic voyeurism or colorful exoticism to which a film like The Dead and the Others might easily succumb. The directorial duo follow Ihjac, a 15 year old indigenous boy, and his family, who live in a community in Pedra Branca in northern Brazil, as he goes about his mission: he must organize a funeral for his recently deceased father. As it observes the characters, their relationships, traditions and conflicts, the film immerses the spectator in the family’s everyday joys and troubles. Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza effortlessly manage to capture a territory where traditions, magic and Western modernity combine to produce a strange and possibly new example of a coming of age story.

João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

 

2017 Altas Cidades de Ossadas - High Cities of Bone 
2015 Montanha - Mountain

João Salaviza nació en Lisboa en 1984. Dirigió numerosos cortos y largometrajes. 

Renée Nader Messora nació en San Pablo en 1979, y este es su debut como directora.

    Screenings

  • 09:00hs. Length: 114min

    Place: Auditorium Theater - Astor Piazzolla Room

  • 18:30hs. Length: 114min

    Place: Auditorium Theater - Astor Piazzolla Room

  • 14:30hs. Length: 114min

    Place: Auditorium Theater - Astor Piazzolla Room

  • 16:30hs. Length: 114min

    Place: Auditorium Theater - Astor Piazzolla Room

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