The Fever
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    The Fever

    A Febre

    Directed by

    Brazil, France, Germany


    98 min

    • Portuguese


    Justino, a 45-year-old Desana native, is a security guard at the Manaus harbor. As his daughter prepares to study medicine in Brasilia, Justino is taken over by a mysterious fever.


    Show All Awards Show Less Awards
    • Best Director, Special Jury Prize for Sound - Rio IFF
    • Pardo for Best Actor (Regis Myrupu) - Locarno FF
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Locarno FF
    • Best Feature Film (Latin American Competition) - Mar del Plata IFF
    • Best International First Film (Young Critics Award) - Mar del Plata IFF
    • Feature Film Grand Prize City of Lisbon (International Competition) - IndieLisboa


    Labels & Line Ups


    Regis Myrupu
    Rosa Peixoto
    Johnatan Sodré
    Kaisaro Jussara Brito
    Edmildo Vaz Pimentel
    Anunciata Teles Soares
    Lourinelson Wladimir
    Maya Da-Rin
    Miguel Seabra Lopes
    Pedro Cesarino
    Barbara Alvarez
    Karen Akerman


    Maya Da-Rin

    Maya Da-Rin


    Cinema has the propensity to exoticize indigenous peoples

    Maya Da-Rin was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1979. She studied Design and Philosophy of Art at the Pontifical Catholic University, and she attended film workshops at the Cuban Film School.
    In 2010 she moved to France to attend Le Fresnoy, where she graduated with honours, and in 2013 she has been an artist in residence at the LABoral Art Center, in Spain.
    Her films and video installations have been shown and awarded at film festivals and art institutions such as Locarno, DOK Leipzig, Toulouse, Guadalajara, São Paulo Art Biennial, MoMA and New Museum NY.
    Her first feature film, THE FEVER (2019), selected at TFL’s Script&Pitch and FrameWork, Cinéfondation Residence, Cannes’ La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde and awarded by the Hubert Bals Fund for script and development, was selected in the Concorso internazionale section at Locarno FF. Her last project NIGHTSONG was selected to be part of the 2022 CineMart.

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