THE FEVER

A FEBRE

By Maya DA RIN

ENQUADRAMENTO PRODUÇOES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2019

The forest may be a mysterious place for some. The city, a mysterious place for others.

Festivals
& Awards

Locarno Film Festival 2019
Competition Best Actor & FIPRESCI Prize
Chicago IFF 2019
Best Director
Toronto - TIFF 2019
Wavelengths
Mar Del Plata FF 2019
Best Film
Copenhagen CPH PIX 2019
Amiens IFF 2019
Competition
Torino FF 2019
Thessaloniki IFF 2019
Special Jury Award
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE, Other
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maya DA RIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Maya DA RIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Leonardo MECCHI (ENQUADRAMENTO PRODUÇOES), Juliete LEPOUTRE (STILL MOVING), Jonas DORNBACH (KOMPLIZEN FILM GMBH)
    • 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.
    • Partners & financing
    • Developed through the Cinéfondation Residence, Torino Film Lab and La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde
      Supported by Hubert Bals Fund
      Supported by Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
      Supported by Ilê-de-France
      Supported by World Cinema Fund
      Coproduction with Still Moving (France)
      Coproduction with Komplizen Film (Germany)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 23, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Jun 03, 2018
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