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Virtual: THE FEVER

  • Dir. Maya Da-Rin
  • Brazil/France/Germany
  • 2021
  • 98 min.
  • NR

In Tukano and Portuguese with English subtitles

  • Subtitled
Virtual: THE FEVER
PRICE*: $10 ($8 members) | VIEWING WINDOW: 3 days
WATCH ON: Computer, tablet, smartphone, Chromecast, AirPlay (or use a HDMI cable to connect your computer or tablet with your TV)
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Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (from the International Federation of Film Critics) at the 72nd Annual Locarno Film Festival

THE FEVER tells the story of Justino (Regis Myrupu – Best Actor winner, Locarno Film Festival), a 45-year-old member of the indigenous Desana people, who works as a cargo port security guard in the Brazilian city of Manaus and lives on the outskirts of town with his daughter Vanessa (Rosa Peixoto). As Vanessa readies to leave home to advance her medical career, Justino finds himself struggling to adapt to an urban lifestyle that’s in conflict with the family’s Desana traditions. He falls prey to a mysterious illness just as his daughter’s career is progressing — poetically juxtaposing the generational, cultural and spiritual separation between father and daughter.

“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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