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Followed by a recorded Q&A with filmmaker Maya Da-Rin.

Forty-five-year-old Justino is a Desana Tribe native working as a security guard in a freight yard on the harbor in the industrial city of Manaus, surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. He lives on the outskirts of town in a modest house with his youngest daughter, Vanessa, who works as a nurse in a local clinic. When she is accepted into a program to study medicine in Brasília, Justino is suddenly overcome with a mysterious fever that won't subside. It causes him to fall asleep on the job and gives him hallucinations of an unidentifiable creature following him in the night. Far from the native village that he left two decades ago and with a looming empty nest, Justino feels utterly out of place. This evocative and poetic feature debut from filmmaker and visual artist Maya Da-Rin is a charming father-daughter story with painterly imagery and naturalistic performances from the mostly non-professional cast. Regis Myrupu gives a standout performance as Justino, for which he was awarded the Best Actor prize at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival. Winner, Best Director, 2019 Chicago International Film Festival; Winner, Best Latin-American Film, 2019 Mar del Plata Film Festival; Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Best Actor (Regis Myrupu), 2019 Locarno International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 Toronto and Locarno film festivals, 2020 AFI Latin American Film Festival.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    98 minutes
  • Language
    Tukano, Portuguese
  • Country
    Brazil, France, Germany
  • Rating
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Maya Da-Rin
  • Screenwriter
    Maya Da-Rin, Pedro Cesarino, Miguel Seabra Lopes
  • Producer
    Maya Da-Rin, Juliette Lepoutre, Leonardo Mecchi
  • Cast
    Regis Myrupu, Rosa Peixoto, Johnatan Sodré, Kaisaro Jussara Brito, Edmildo Vaz Pimentel, Anunciata Teles Soares, Lourinelson Wladmir