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The Fever

by Maya Da-Rin


2019 / Portuguese and Ticuna / Drama / 98 min / 2K / Color

Tamanduá Vermelho | Enquadramento Produções | Still Moving (FR) | Komplizen (DE)


WRITERS Maya Da-Rin, Miguel Seabra Lopes and Pedro Cesarino

PRODUCERS Maya Da-Rin, Leonardo Mecchi and Juliette Lepoutre



SOUND MIXER Felippe Mussel

FILM EDITOR Karen Akerman

CAST Reginaldo Myrupu and Rosa Peixoto



Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland)

Best Actor


Environment is Quality of Life Award

Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine (France)

Best Film

Pingyao International Film Festival (China)

Best Film

Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina)

Best Film

Best First Work - Youth Critic

Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece)

Special Jury Award

Chicago International Film Festival (USA)

Best Director

IndieLisboa (Portugal)

Best Film

Portland Film Festival (USA)

Best Film

Punta del Este Film Festival (Uruguay)

Best Film

Best Director

Critic's Award

Femcine (Chile)

Best Film

Lima Film Festival (Peru)

Best Film

International Critics Jury - Special Mention Award

Dortmund|Cologne Film Festival (Germany)

Best Debut Feature Film

Primavera do Cine Film Festival (Spain)

Best Film

Festival L'Alternativa (Spain)

Special Mention Award

Festival de Cine Latinoamericano en Lenguas Originarias (Perú)

Best Film

Festival Présence Autochtone (Canada)

Teueikan Artistic Prize

Festival Internacional de Cine de Asunción (Paraguay)

Best Film

Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)

Havana Film Festival (Cuba)

Marrakech International Film Festival (Morocco)

New Directors/New Films (USA)

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Festival de Brasília (Brazil)

Best Film

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Best Sound

Best Actor

Festival do Rio (Brazil)

Best Director

Special Jury Award (Best Sound)

Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife (Brazil)

Best Film

Best Sound

Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (Brazil)

Best Film

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

ABC Award (Brazil)

Best Editing

International Sound Cinema Biennial

Best Dialogue Editing

Guarani Awards

Best Male Breakthrough (Regis Myrupu) (Brazil)

CineBH International Film Festival (Brazil)




Manaus is an industrial city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Justino, a 45 years old Desana native, works as a security guard at the cargo port. Since the death of his wife, his main company is his youngest daughter with whom he lives in a modest house on the outskirts of town. Nurse at a health clinic, Vanessa is accepted to study medicine in Brasilia and will need to be leaving soon.

Confronted with the oppression of the city, where he never quite fits in, and the distance of his native village from which he left twenty years ago, Justino finds himself condemned to an existence without place. As the days go by, he is overcome by a strong fever. During the night, a mysterious creature follows his footsteps. During the day, he fights to stay awake at work. But soon the tedious routine of the harbor is broken by the arrival of a new guard. Meanwhile, on television, the news talks about a wild animal lurking in the neighborhood.





Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1979, Maya Da­-Rin is a Brazilian filmmaker and visual artist. Graduated at Le Fresnoy, she has a master degree in Cinema and Art History at Sorbonne Nouvelle and attended film workshops at the Cuban Film School. Her work has been shown at numerous film festivals and art institutions such as Locarno, DokLeipzig, MoMA and New Museum NY. Her documentary Lands, released in 2010, took part in more than 40 film festivals and her first feature film project, The Fever, was invited to the Cinéfondation residence, La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde and TorinoFilmLab.


Enquadramento Produções

São Paulo


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