Introspective young Silvia falls for the new boy in class, Artur, an outcast and hemophiliac. Their spiritual and sexual love blossoms quickly, but after he suddenly bleeds to death, Silvia’s life and mind begin to erode under her romantic obsession—to bring Artur back to life through voodoo or witchcraft. Citing the original Pet Sematary and the ingenious work of auteur Claire Denis as direct influences, emerging Brazilian director Alice Furtado’s boldly sensual, left-field take on undying love casts a spell through surreal silences and hallucinatory moodiness.
Alice Furtado is a Brazilian filmmaker and editor. She worked as an editor on Eduardo Williams’ El auge del humano and Tiago Mata Machado’s Os sonâmbulos. Her short film Duelo antes da noite screened as part of the Cannes Cinéfondation in 2011, followed by La grenouille et Dieu in 2013. Sick Sick Sick (Sem Seu Sangue) is Furtado’s feature debut, which premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.
Director: Alex Hoelscher / 1:00
When a young boy goes in search of his baseball, he stumbles upon an ancient evil.