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The Fever

A Febre

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Directed by Maya Da-Rin
Brazil, France, 2019
Drama
      Portuguese
      English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

Justino, an Indigenous widower in Brazil, lives his life according to set patterns. He works long shifts as a security guard, then returns to his family in the Amazon. His life becomes disrupted when his daughter wants to study medicine, manifesting itself in the form of a mysterious fever.

Our take

While making documentaries in the Amazon, Maya Da-Rin developed, over six years, the idea for this film. Indigenous people’s lives and beliefs are conveyed rather than exposed in this moving, hypnotic work about a father and his soon-departing daughter. Winner of the Best Actor Award at Locarno!

Synopsis

Justino, an Indigenous widower in Brazil, lives his life according to set patterns. He works long shifts as a security guard, then returns to his family in the Amazon. His life becomes disrupted when his daughter wants to study medicine, manifesting itself in the form of a mysterious fever.

Trailer
The FeverDirected byMaya Da-Rin
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2019 | 2 wins including: Best Actor
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
2019 | Winner: Best Latin-American Film

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