Featuring immersive sound design and a Gauguin-like palette, this subtly conveys the sense of a people who experience the physical and spiritual worlds in a more mystically holistic way than we do. Through its sensitive insight into tribal customs and beliefs this shows a self-sufficient society aware of the outside world yet choosing to remain true to its traditions and distinct rhythm of life.
“captures the tension between honouring ancient traditions and the inescapable encroachment of the modern world.” Screen International
Winner of Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2018
Dr Francesca Fois will give a talk on Shamanism in Brazil at 5.30pm before the film.