The Whisper of the Jaguar


Presskit

Synopsis

Sebastian*e, a queer artist, penetrates herself with a cob in a transgenic cornfield, unaware
that death is near. Her sister Ana, a punk girl from the city, follows her steps carrying
her ashes through the Amazon on a quest that will become a spiritual and sexually liberating
experience.

Her path is filled with intriguing encounters and challenges while her sister appears to her
along the way amid inescapable stories of colonialism, modernization and the current political situation of Brazil and Latin America. Ana ends up being possessed by the journey:
she does not access ayahuasca, ayahuasca accesses her; she does not cross the border,
the border crosses her. A lesbian orgy culminates in the connection with ancestral pleasure
while medicinal plants of the forest open the door for the underworld to manifest itself
in performative visions of Sebastian*e. This queer-punk road movie flows as freely between
performance art, political comment, and fictional filmmaking as the bodies and identities
of its characters in a tropical ambiance that sets the stage for game playing, protests, and metamorphoses.
Director, Script, Production: Thais Guisasola, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau,
Collaboration Script: Alicia Arteaga, Daniel Martins, Giovanna Pezzo
Director of Photography: Giovanna Pezzo
Art Director/Costume Designer: Alicia Arteaga
Assistant Producer/Direct Sound: Daniel Martins
Editor: Ilka Miriam Valdés 
Sound Designer/Mixing: Ruben Valdés
Colorist: Julia Bisiliat
Post Production Supervisor: Laura Futuro
Special Effects: Sunjha Kim
Design and Illustrations: Carlos Cabrices and Sergio Ferro
Associate Producers: Lillit, Drama Filmes, Martin Backhaus,
Dramaturgy: Laura Paetau, Margarita Tsomou
 Music by Aérea Negrot, Peaches, Mad Kate I The Tide, Royal Dust, Mercenárias and The Clitor$