Synopsis

Justino, a 45-year-old member of the indigenous Desana people, is a security guard at the Manaus harbor. As his daughter prepares to study medicine in Brasilia, Justino comes down with a mysterious fever. “Fiercely anti-Bolsonaro, the film portrays indigenous Amazonians as torn between their source of income – the city – and their source of strength: the rainforest. Da-Rin’s first feature opens the International Competition with a searing indictment of her country’s leadership and fascism worldwide.” (Laura Davis, Sight & Sound)

Sunday, 24.11.2019 – 7.00 pm, Theater 6 (presented by Vincenzo Bugno)
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In cooperation with the World Cinema Fund (WCF) of the Berlinale

Credits

+++ German Premiere +++

OT: A Febre
Director: Maya Da-Rin
Screenplay: Maya Da-Rin, Miguel Seabra Lopes, Pedro Cesarino
Country: Brasil, France, Germany 2019
Production: Tamanduá Vermelho, Enquadramento Produções, Still Moving, Komplizen Film
Cast: Regis Myrupu, Rosa Peixoto, Johnatan Sodré, Kaisaro Jussara Brito, Edmildo Vaz Pimentel
Length: 100 min.
Language: Portuguese OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Locarno, Toronto, Pingyao, Chicago, Thessaloniki, Recife etc.
Awards: Locarno Best Actor and FIPRESCI Award, Chicago Best Director, Thessaloniki Special Jury Award – Silver Alexander, Recife Best Film Best Sound

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