THE WHISPER OF THE JAGUAR

O SUSURRO DO JAGUAR

By Thais GUISASOLA, Simon(e) PAETAU

TAILS INTERNATIONAL SALES - as BUYER REP

LGBT - Completed 2017

Sebastian*e, a queer artist, penetrates herself with a cob in a transgenic cornfield, not knowing how close she is to death. Her sister Ana, a punk girl from the city, follows her steps carrying her ashes through the Amazon, on a journey which turns out to be a liberating spiritual search.

Festivals
& Awards

FICCI Cartagena 2017
Best Director (s)
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • LGBT
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, GERMANY, COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 79 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Thais GUISASOLA, Simon(e) PAETAU
    • Writer(s)
    • Simon(e) PAETAU, Thais GUISASOLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Simon(e) PAETAU, Thais GUISASOLA
    • Synopsis
    • Sebastian*e, a queer artist, penetrates herself with a cob in a transgenic cornfield, unaware that death is near. Her sister Ana, a punk girl from the city, follows her steps carrying her ashes through the Amazon on a quest that will become a spiritual and sexually liberating experience.

      Her path is filled with intriguing encounters and challenges while her sister appears to her along the way amid inescapable stories of colonialism, modernization and the current political situation of Brazil and Latin America. Ana ends up being possessed by the journey: she does not access ayahuasca, ayahuasca accesses her; she does not cross the border, the border crosses her. A lesbian orgy culminates in the connection with ancestral pleasure while medicinal plants of the forest open the door for the underworld to manifest itself in performative visions of Sebastian*e. This queer-punk road movie flows as freely between performance art, political comment, and fictional filmmaking as the bodies and identities of its characters in a tropical ambiance that sets the stage for game playing, protests, and metamorphoses.