Cannes Film Festival: “A Flor do Buriti”, Portuguese-Brazilian production co-directed by João Salaviza, won a prize in the “Un Certain Regard” section

“A Flor do Buriti”, a Luso-Brazilian production directed by Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza, leaves the Cannes Festival with a “Prix D’Ensemble”, awarded this Friday. The president of the jury of the parallel section “Un Certain Regard”, the American actor John C. Reilly, stressed that the award given to the film rewards the cast and crew of this Portuguese-Brazilian production. Portugal thus arrives at Cannes 24 hours before the announcement of the Palme d’Or in the main competition.

“A Flor do Buriti” is the result of the long time shared between the filmmakers (who are a couple in life) and the Krahô Indians, in the Brazilian Cerrado, territory in the southeast of the Amazon. The film is a fiction inspired by a historical survey of this Brazilian indigenous community and focuses on the violence to which it has been subjected in the last century, from the historic 1940 massacre perpetrated by white farmers to the hostile policies launched in the years when Bolsonaro was in power.

In addition to John C. Reilly, the jury for the “Un Certain Regard” section included Belgian actress Émilie Dequenne, Franco-Cambodian director Davy Chou, German actress Paula Beer and French screenwriter and director Alice Winocour.

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