Sick, Sick, Sick

by Alice Furtado



Silvia and Artur’s teenage romance starts abruptly and ends all of sudden after a serious accident. Silvia gets sick and her days turn to darkness. Her mourning becomes an obsessive quest to bring him back to life.


Silvia is an introspective young girl who is not interested in the daily routine between family and school. Everything abruptly changes when Artur arrives unexpectedly in her class, after being banned from several other schools. Silvia is amazed by the vitality of the boy, who actually suffers from a serious illness – hemophilia. The two immerse themselves in an intense and brief coexistence, interrupted by an accident in which Artur bleeds to death. Silvia gets sick and sees her life turn into a strange nightmare. The mourning gradually becomes an obsession, and obsession becomes a quest – Silvia will do anything to bring him back to life.


Brazil/France/The Netherlands  2019  100mn  2.39:1  5.1  Portuguese  1st Feature Film

Original title

Sem Seu Sangue

written by

Alice Furtado and Leonardo Levis

Produced by

Estudio Giz (Brazil) – coproduced by Ikki Films (France) & BALDR Film (Netherlands) & Oceano Cinematographico (Brazil)

supported by ANCINE, BRDE, Fundo Setorial do Audiovisual, Hubert Bals Fund, Netherlands Film Fund, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée – Institut Français, Ciclic – Region Centre-Val de Loire, in partnership with the CNC and in coproduction with Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains


Luiza Kosovski            Silvia

Juan Paiva                   Artur

Digão Ribeiro              André

Silvia Buarque             Fernanda

Lourenço Mutarelli    Marcelo

Ismar Tirelli Neto       Luís

Valentina Luz              Lia

Nahuel Perez Biscayart   Matthieu


Cinematographer    Felipe Quintelas

Sound                        Rubén Valdés

Production design  Elsa Romero

Original score         Orlando Scarpa Neto

Bio - Filmo

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1987, Alice Furtado graduated in Cinema at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio (Brazil), and post graduated at Le Fresnoy (France). She directed the short films DUELO ANTES DA NOITE (2010) and LA GRENOUILLE ET DIEU (2013). As an editor, she worked on Eduardo Williams’ first feature EL AUGE DEL HUMANO, and OS SONÂMBULOS by Thiago Mata Machado.

SICK, SICK, SICK is her first feature film.


Cannes 2019 – Directors’ Fortnight

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2019 – Another View

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2019 (USA) – Official Selection

AFI Latin American Film Festival 2019 (USA)

Warsaw Film Festival – Discovery

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Bosphorus Film Festival

Denver Film Festival – Official Selection

Cucaluros Festival – Convulsions :: Narrative Features

Rabat Film Festival- Special Mention for the Actress (Luiza Kosovski)

Filmar en America Latina (Switzerland)

Pančevo Film Festival (Serbia)

Chennai Film Festival (India)

Göteborg Film Festival – Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

Press Quotes

Le Mag du Cine  ” A bloody ballad” ; “Alternating Genre and Romantic cinema”

France TV Info “Intense and touching” – “Intense et émouvant”

Grazzia (Léo Soesanto)“A distraught teen love story” – “Une histoire d’amour ado hallucinée”

Scifi Now (Katherine McLaughlin) “There are shades of Claire Denis’ charged eroticism in this Brazilian zombie film”.