Divine Love

“Shocking, wonderfully acted and surprisingly erotic.” -RogerEbert.com

“The new age of Brazilian protest cinema begins here.” -Variety

Starts November 13


It’s the year 2027 in this dystopian, fluorescent Sci Fi story of Joana (Brazilian star Dira Paes), who uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together. Her secret weapon is Divine Love, an evangelical cult she belongs to that mixes in a little swinging and group fun into its more traditional prayers and services. Joana herself can’t seem to get pregnant by her own husband, but in an attempt to save her own marriage, she prays regularly at a very unusual religious drive-in, looking for a miracle to help her conceive. Divine Love is an amped up, sexy and witty take on a future full of dance parties, ritualistic orgies, cults and fundamentalist Christianity, and a critique of today’s right-wing led Brazil.

Directed by Gabriel Mascaro. 2019. Brazil. In Portuguese with English subtitles. 101 min.

Take part in a free live-stream Q&A Sunday, November 15th at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST, with director Gabriel Mascaro (“Neon Bull”) and acclaimed U.S. film producer Ted Hope (Good Machine, Amazon Studios). Registration is required in advance for this free Zoom event (sign in from anywhere in the world) at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_49xlkM15S1OxeRdilfmGBA.

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