18:00 Cinema Panora

Director Maya Da-Rin Country Brazil, France, Germany Year 2019 Runtime 98 min Genre Drama Language Portuguese, Ticuna Subtitles English

Maya Da-Rin’s feverish feature film debut is a breathtaking and brilliant socio-political story about resilience as a weapon and a sharp commentary on the plight of indigenous peoples in Brazil.

Manaus is an industrial city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Justino, a 45 years old Desana native, works as a security guard at the cargo port. Since the death of his wife, his main company is his youngest daughter with whom he lives in a modest house on the outskirts of town. Nurse at a health clinic, Vanessa is accepted to study medicine in Brasilia and will need to be leaving soon.

​Confronted with the oppression of the city, where he never quite fits in, and the distance of his native village from which he left twenty years ago, Justino finds himself condemned to an existence without place. As the days go by, he is overcome by a strong fever. During the night, a mysterious creature follows his footsteps.

Screening films made by female directors since 2006