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Fever Dream

Qumra Projects

/ Short Documentary / Qatar, Poland, United States of America / 2021 / Colour
In English / Arabic subtitles
World Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

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Created in DFI’s Short Documentary Lab with Rithy Panh, ‘Fever Dream’ is a documentary about a reality that is stranger than fiction. Sick with the coronavirus, a couple films themselves in a Qatari quarantine facility—a 20th-floor suite in a five-star hotel with a sea view and sealed windows. From this gilded (and hermetically sealed) cage, the pair look down on the live stream of cars and people below them. Suspended between realities, they pretend to participate in the passing of time as everyone’s fate hangs in the balance.

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