Maya Da-Rin Regis Myrupu, Rosa Peixoto, Johnatan Sodré, Kaisaro Jussara Brito
Brazil, France, German / 2019 / Portuguese / 95 minutes / DCP / Colour
For her first fictional feature, documentarian Maya Da-Rin casts her overtly political gaze on the plight of migrant workers in her native Brazil. A bold rejection of traditional cinematic grammar, Da-Rin tells the story of Justino, a 45-year-old tribesman forced into the city to work as security guard at a container port. When his daughter accepts a place at medical school, Justino suddenly becomes sick and fixated by reports of a mysterious creature, as his investigations draw him deeper back into the jungle.