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
Sem Seu Sangue
Alice Furtado and Leonardo Levis
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.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
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
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”.