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by Maya Da-Rin


Manaus is an industrial city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Justino, a 45 years old member of the indigenous Desana people, 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 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. As the days go by, Justino is overcome by a strong fever. During the day, he fights to stay awake at work. During the night, a mysterious creature follows his footsteps. But soon the tedious routine of the harbor is broken by the arrival of a new guard. Meanwhile, his brother's visit makes Justino remember the life in the forest, from where he left twenty years ago. Between the oppression of the city and the distance of his native village in the forest, Justino can no longer endure an existence without place.

international title: The Fever
original title: A Febre
country: Brazil, France, Germany
sales agent: Still Moving
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Maya Da-Rin
film run: 98'
screenplay: Maya Da-Rin, Pedro Cesarino, Miguel Seabra Lopes
cast: Regis Myrupu, Rosa Peixoto, Johnatan Sodré
cinematography by: Bárbara Álvarez
film editing: Karen Akerman
art director: Ana Paula Cardoso
producer: Maya Da-Rin, Leonardo Mecchi
co-producer: Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Juliette Lepoutre, Pierre Menahem
production: Still Moving, Komplizen Film, Tamanduá Vermelho (BR), Enquadramento Produções (BR)
distributor: Survivance

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