A portrait of Justino, an indigenous widower torn between Manaus, the port city where he works as a security guard, and the call of the Amazon village where he was born. As his daughter prepares to study medicine in Brasília, Justino comes down with a mysterious fever. With an increasingly hypnotic feel, A Febre captures the sometimes suffocating rhythms, repetitions and restrictions of daily life. A powerful drama about longing and place at a time of rapid industrialisation.
Maya Da-Rin (Rio de Janeiro, 1979) studied at Le Fresnoy in France and holds a Master’s Degree in Cinema and Art History from Sorbonne Nouvelle. She has taken part in film workshops at the EICTV in Cuba. Her films include Margin (2006) and Terras (2010), and the installations Event Horizon (2012) and Camouflage (2013). Her work has been shown at film festivals and art centres worldwide.
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L'Alternativa - Premio Don Quijote Mención Especial
Locarno Film Festival - Best Actor + FIPRECI Prize
Brasília Film Festival - Best Film
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata - Competencia Latinoamericana. Mejor Largometraje + Premio del jurado de crítica joven. Mejor Ópera Prima Internacional