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Combining live action with moments of animation, in Fever, Chilean director Elisa Eliash tells the story of Nino, a somewhat spoiled and overprotected boy who, affected by some very high fever, needs to be in rest for one night. The contemplation of a painting will fire up a feverish delirium, which will end up sinking into a nightmare filled with hallucinated, intimidating images. Built in a fragmented manner, Fever raises up a cinematic challenge for children of the 21st century. To them, used to getting lost in a labyrinth of ever-present screens, the exercise of sitting in a crowded theater to see a story projected on a big scream is a ritual more and more alien to them. Eliash’s work seeks among those children her genuine interlocutors.
Elisa Eliash was born in Chile in 1984. She is a director, screenwriter and teacher in the Audiovisual Directing Special Department of Chile’s Catholic University. She directed the shorts I Love You Mom (2008) and Aquí estoy yo, aquí no (2012), and co-wrote El bosque de Karamida (2015), Sin norte (2015) and El niño del plomo (2020).
G: Elisa Eliash
F: Michelle Bossy Nicolai
E: Juan Eduardo Murillo
M: Andrés Markman, Piero Bianchi
P: Clara Taricco
CP: La Forma Cine, Klaxon, Films Bastardía, Tiempo Libre, Válvula Films
I: Lautaro Cantillana Teke, Macarena Teke, Néstor Cantillana
La Forma Cine