“There’s an oppressive malevolence to Peruvian director Claudia Llosa’s adaptation of Samanta Schweblin’s novel that seeps through Fever Dream like a slow-acting poison. Perplexing and eventually eerie, it’s another masterful narrative of women trying to break out of the rigid, even toxic offerings of their environment.”
Fever Dream is an 2021 American-Chilean-Spanish directed by Claudia Llosa (niece of the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa) from a screenplay that she co-wrote with Samanta Schweblin based on her novel of the same name. The film stars Maria Valverde, Dolores Fonzi, German Palacios, Guillermo Pfening and Emilio Vodanovich.
“Fever Dream” (Distancia de rescate) is a 2014 novel by Samanta Schweblin. The novel has elements of psychological fiction and takes inspiration from the environmental problems in Argentina.
“Fever Dream” had been awarded the Tigre Juan Literary Award (2015), The Man Booker International Prize Shortlist (2017), The Morning News Tournament of Books Winner (2018), Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella (2017).
“Fever Dream” is an exceptional example of the short-and-creepy form. This book is so enigmatic and so disciplined that it belongs to a new literary genre altogether.”