Sick, Sick, Sick

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    Sick, Sick, Sick

    Directed by

    Brazil, France

    2019

    100 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Silvia is an introspective young girl who is not interested in the daily routine between family and school. Everything abruptly changes when Artur arrives unexpectedly in her class, after being banned from several other schools. Silvia is amazed by the vitality of the boy, who actually suffers from a serious illness – hemophilia. The two immerse themselves in an intense and brief coexistence, interrupted by an accident in which Artur’s bleeds to death. Silvia gets sick and sees her life turn into a strange nightmare. The mourning gradually becomes an obsession, and obsession becomes a goal – Silvia will do anything to bring him back to life.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Digão Ribeiro
    Juan Paiva
    Lourenço Mutarelli
    Luiza Kosovski
    Nahuel Perez Biscayart
    Silvia Buarque
    Screenplay
    Alice Furtado
    Leonardo Levis
    Cinematography
    Felipe Quintelas
    Editing
    Alice Furtado
    Luisa Marques
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    ESTUDIO GIZ
    Production
    BALDR FILM
    Production
    OCEANO CINEMATOGRAFICO
    Production
    IKKI FILMS

    Press

    Furtado films the actors in close-ups, capturing a feeling of disorientation as viewers experience events alongside Silvia.

    Jennifer Green, The Hollywood Reporter

    Furtado has a talent for arresting visuals.

    Fionnuala Halligan, Screendaily

    An electro-tinted soundtrack and neon-lit nightmares meld beautifully with Furtado’s lush juxtapositions of the menacing heart of darkness beating deep in the primeval thick of the jungle.

    Nicholas Bell, Ioncinema

    There are shades of Claire Denis’ charged eroticism in this Brazilian zombie film.

    Katherine McLaughlin, SciFi Now

    A distraught teen love story.

    Léo Soesanto, Grazzia

    Alice Furtado

    Alice Furtado

    Brazil

    I used to be very anguished about the idea of being stuck to a single point of view of the material world through your entire life… Today when I think about it, I believe I got cured from this anguish through love and cinema, which are two beautiful ways of experiencing otherness.

    Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1987, Alice Furtado graduated in film from the Universidade Federal Fluminense. In 2010, she directed the short film DUEL BEFORE NIGHTFALL, which was part of the La Cinéfondation selection at Cannes, and was presented at the 2012 IFF Rotterdam. In 2012, she entered Le Fresnoy school in France, where she wrote and directed the short film WHEN IT LIFTS ITS LITTLE EYES UP (2014) which won Best Short Film at the Pancevo FF. During this period, she was mentored by filmmaker Claire Denis, working as an assistant director on her short film HERE IS THE SEQUENCE (2014). She also works regularly as a film editor on feature films and TV series. SICK, SICK, SICK (2019) is her debut feature film and premiered at the Director’s Fortnight, Cannes.

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