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THE FEVER (Virtual)
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Friday, Mar 26, 2021 12:01 AM
Dir. Maya Da-Rin | Brazil/France/Germany | 2021 | 98 min. | NR
In Tukano and Portuguese with English subtitles
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Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 72nd Annual Locarno Film Festival

In Manaus, an industrial Brazilian city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest, Justino (Regis Myrupu, who won Best Actor at the Locarno Film Festival), a 45-year old Desana native, works as a security guard at the cargo port. Since the death of his wife, Justino’s main company has been his youngest daughter Vanessa who he lives with in a modest house on the outskirts of town. A nurse at a health clinic, Vanessa is accepted to study medicine in Brasilia and will be leaving soon.

As the days go by, Justino 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, his brother’s visit makes Justino recall the life in the forest that he left 20 years ago. Between the oppression of the city and the distance of his native village, Justino can no longer endure an existence without place.

“Hovering between dream and reality…. Delicate and dangerous, much like nature itself, THE FEVER is testament to Maya Da-Rin’s extraordinary ability to dig down deep into the lives of her protagonists.” —Giorgia Del Don, CineEuropa

 “Unfolds through the rhythms of an itinerant worker’s daily life…. Da-Rin avoids the simple or straightforward ethnographic gaze of an outsider by illuminating the community’s traditions and ancestry obliquely, rather than casting an actor to perform the character.” —Laura Davis, British Film Institute (BFI)

 “An entrancing film, orphaned by an unspeakable longing for a place — a whole world — that will never return. It is a story of older folks reminiscing their ties to something as large and evanescent as the idea of a community, and it is no surprise that the script should spell out the distance between parents and children.” —Leonardo Goi, Film Stage

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