The Fever

by Maya Da-Rin

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THE FEVER

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

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

DIRECTOR Maya Da-Rin

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

PRODUCERS Maya Da-Rin, Leonardo Mecchi and Juliette Lepoutre

CINEMATOGRAPHER Barbara Alvarez

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Ana Paula Cardoso

SOUND MIXER Felippe Mussel

FILM EDITOR Karen Akerman

CAST Reginaldo Myrupu and Rosa Peixoto

 

SELECTIONS AND AWARDS

Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland)

Best Actor

FIPRESCI Award

Environment is Quality of Life Award

Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine (France)

Best Film

Pingyao International Film Festival (China)

Best Film

Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece)

Special Jury Award

Chicago International Film Festival (USA)

Best Director

Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)

Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina)

Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife (Brazil)

Best Film

Best Sound

Festival de Brasília (Brazil)

SYNOPSIS

 

 

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.

 

 

DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY

 

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

contato@enquadramen.to

São Paulo

Brazil

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