Dead and the Others, The: Directed by Portugal’s João Salaviza and Brazil’s Renée Nader Messora

Paris-based Luxbox has acquired international rights to Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others), which was added last week to the Un Certain Regard of the 2018 Cannes Film Fest.

Based on the filmmakers’ experience living for a year in Pedra Branca, a village of the Krahô people in North Brazil, the feature is directed by Portugal’s João Salaviza and Sao Paulo-born Renée Nader Messora.

The Dead and the Others centers on Ihjãc, a Krahô boy called by his dead father’s voice to celebrate the funerary feast which will allow his father’s spirit to depart to the village of the dead.

Reluctant to embrace what this implies, he flees to the nearest town, inhabited by white people and Western civilization.