Divine Love

  • Gabriel Mascaro
  • Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Denmark, Norway, Sweden
  • 2019
  • 100'
  • Divino amor

In the year 2027, on paper, Brazil is still a secular country, but in reality, it is spiralling towards a religious dystopia, in which people stop at the local drive-through for a serving of religious staples from the preacher instead of hamburgers. An individual’s purpose is to enter a god-fearing marriage, while public scanners announce which women are pregnant and which are not. For bureaucrat Joana, the new order is paradise. A devout believer, she uses her position to sabotage her clients’ divorces in Kafkaesque proceedings, while she herself desperately tries to conceive. Mascaro’s (Neon Bull – ZFF 2015) neon-soaked futurist drama is a mesmerising feat in which gospel and erotica intersperse in this pertinent story of faith and power.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Gabriel Mascaro

Brazilian director, screenwriter and artist. His first feature film August Winds premiered in competition at Locarno in 2014 and was awarded with a special mention. Neon Bull is Gabriel’s second feature film and premiered in Venice Film Festival where it received the Special Jury Award. Divine Love premiered on Sundance and then went on to Berlinale.

Divine Love

Gabriel Mascaro
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Diego Garcia
Livia Serpa, Eduardo Serrano, Fernando Epstein, George Cragg
Rachel Daisy Ellis, Sandino Saravia Vinay, Katrin Pors, Augusto Matte, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Maria Ekerhovd, Anthony Muir, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin
Desvia, Malbicho Cine, Snowglobe, Mer Films, Bord, Film i Vast, Globo FIlmes, Canal Brasil
Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2019; Berlinale 2019; IndieLisboa 2019

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