THE FEVER

A FEBRE

By Maya DA RIN

ENQUADRAMENTO PRODUÇOES - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2019

Justino, a forty year-old Indian, works as security guard in a cargo port and lives with his daughter Vanessa on the outskirts of Manaus, Amazonia. As the New Year draws closer, the delicate family equilibrium begins to crumble.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 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
    • Justino, a forty year-old Indian, works as security guard in a cargo port and live together with his daughter on the outskirts of Manaus, Amazonia. As the New Year draws closer, the delicate family equilibrium begins to crumble.

      Justino, a 40 year-old Indian, left his homeland to make a life for himself in Manaus, a city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Today, he works as a security guard at a cargo port. After the death of his wife and the marriage of his eldest son he has been living with his daughter Vanessa. But New Year’s Eve is drawing closer, and with it, the delicate family equilibrium collapses.

      Vanessa was raised in the city and has different ambitions for her life. With the announcement of her departure to study medicine
in Brasília, Justino is faced with a solitary life and breaks down. During the night, while he sleeps, his spirit doubles and goes to seek adventures in the forest. During the day, exhausted by his restless nights, he is unable to perform his duties at work well. As time goes by he develops a high fever.

      Meanwhile, a wild animal is seen prowling around the neighborhood and quickly makes the news. Justino believes he is being followed, but he is not sure whether it is by an animal or by a man.
    • Partners & financing
    • Developed through the Cinéfondation Residence, Torino Film Lab and La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde
      Supported by the Hubert Bals Fund
      Supported by Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
      Coproduction with Still Moving (France)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 23, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Jun 03, 2018
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles