Régis Myrupu wins the Leopard for Best Actor for The Fever & The Fever gets the FIPRESCI Award
The Fever, by Maya Da-Rin, won the Best Actor Award for Regis Myrupu at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival.
THE FEVER was also awarded by the Independent Juries
with the FIPRESCI Award (International Federation of Film Societies)
and the Special prize environment and quality of life of the Junior Jury.
The film will now have its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
The Fever is produced by the Brazilians Tamanduá Vermelho and Enquadramento Produção, in co-production with Still Moving (France) and Komplizen Film (Germany).
Still Moving is also responsible for international sales.
Justino, a 45-year-old member of the indigenous Desana people, is a security guard at the Manaus harbor.
As his daughter prepares to study medicine in Brasilia, Justino comes down with a mysterious fever.