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A Febre

Director: Maya Da-Rin

Camera: Barbara Alvarez

They play: Regis MyrupRosa PeixotoSuzy Lopes

Year: 2019

Length: 98 min

In the original sound

with English and Czech subtitles


A Febre

Justino is 45 years old. It's been twenty years since he moved from his native indigenous village to the big city. Now, like every other Brazilian, he's trying to make a living there. His daughter is about to study medicine, and his son has completely adjusted to the "white" rhythm of life. And that's when Justino is seized by a mysterious fever. It has no medically explainable reason but is a reflection of something much more serious. Why is his body giving sucha warning? In this Brazilian-German-French co-production, director Maya Da-Rin, who also co-wrote the screenplay, has created something new in Brazilian cinematography - a new cinematic perspective on indigenous peoples. They are not seen from the outside, from the "white man's" point of view, but from their own perspective. It is also a feature film, not a semi-documentary, as we have been used to in Brazilian films about indigenous people. The film was first screened at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won three awards, including one for Best Actor. Since then, the film has traveled the world, picking up many more awards and enjoying very positive acclaim from film critics.

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