Directors Messora and Salaviza previously lived in Pedra Branca, which informs their deep understanding of the world they portray and the intimacy imbued in their characters.
Following the death of his father and in a state of mourning, Henrique Ihjãc Krahô becomes grudgingly aware of his destiny as a shaman. Unwilling to respond to this calling, he runs away to the city.
Shot on 16mm and featuring immersive sound design, this is a captivating reality-made-fiction piece which holds its spellbinding presence from beginning to end.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, The Dead and the Others is a sophisticated and sensitive film, detailed in its representation of Brazil’s indigenous people and inspiring in its innovative use of cinematic language.