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Original name: Crowrã
English name: The Buriti Flower
Year: 2023
Run time: 123 Min
Language: Krahô , Portugese
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Director: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Producers: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Ricardo Alves Jr., Julia Alves
Cast: Ilda Patpro Krahô, Francisco Hỳjnõ Krahô, Solane Tehtikwỳj Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô, Débora Sodré, Luzia Cruwakwỳj Krahô And the communities of Pedra Branca, Coprer, Morro Grande and Manoel Alves Pequeno.
Screenplay: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Cinematographer: Renée Nader Messora
Editor: Edgar Feldman João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Sound Designer: Pablo Lamar
Production Company: Karo Films, Entre Films Brazil
World Sales: Films Boutique


  • Cannes: Un Certain Regard 2023
  • Melbourne IFF 2023
  • AFI Latin American Fest 2023
  • Dharamsala IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • João Salaviza:
    2018 The Dead and The Others, 2015 Mountain, 2012 Rafa (Short), 2009 Arena (Short)
  • Renée Nader Messora: 2018 The Dead and The Others

Director's Biography:

João Salaviza

João Salaviza is a Portuguese film director, screenwriter, editor, producer, and former actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including the Short Film Golden Bear for Rafa (2012), the Short Film Palme d'Or for Arena (2009), the Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard section in Cannes for The Dead And The Others (2018) and the Ensemble Prize at Un Certain Regard for The Buriti Flower (2023).

Renée Nader Messora

Renée Nader Messora, is an Argentine cinematographer, writer, and director. She worked on feature film Mountain (2015). She has also shot multiple short films and frequently collaborated with João Salaviza. Her co-direction of The Dead And The Others at Cannes 2018 gained international recognition, leading to The Buriti Flower, her second feature in collaboration with João Salaviza.


Through her child’s eyes, Patpro will go through three periods of the history of her indigenous people, in the heart of the Brazilian forest. Tirelessly persecuted, but guided by their ancestral rites, their love of nature and their fight to preserve their freedom, the Krahô never stop inventing new forms of resistance.