João Salaviza

Renée Nader Messora & João Salaviza – Chuva É Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos AKA The Dead and the Others (2018)

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There are no spirits or snakes tonight and the forest around the village is quiet. Fifteen-year old Ihjãc has had 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 for Ihjãc to organize his father’s funerary feast so that his spirit can depart to the village of the dead. The mourning must cease. Denying his duty and in order to escape the process of becoming a shaman, Ihjãc runs away to the city, where he must face the reality of being an indigenous person in contemporary Brazil. Read More »

João Salaviza – Montanha (2015)

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A hot summer in Lisbon. David, 14, awaits the imminent death of his grandfather, but refuses to visit him, fearing this terrible loss. His mother, Mónica, spends her nights at the hospital. The void already left by his grandfather forces David to become the man of the house. He doesn’t feel ready to assume this new role, but without realizing it, the more he tries to avoid adulthood the more he gets close to it… Read More »

João Salaviza – Rafa (2012)

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Synopsis:
Rafa a 13 years old kid concerned with his mother, held in a police station for driving without a license.The director shows a day in the life of a teenager who lives on a problematic area and discovers that her mother was arrested because of an automobile accident. Read More »