Divine Love

« Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro (‘Neon Bull’) tackles sex and religion in his latest, a futuristic drama.»

Hollywood reporter

Synopsis

In the Brazil of 2027, where raves celebrate God’s love and drive-through spiritual-advice booths have become the norm, Joana holds her faith and relationship with God in the highest regard. She uses her job as a notary to carefully goad divorcing couples into reconsidering their split, and she takes comfort in an unusual religious collective that helps keep her own marriage in check. Though she and her husband have struggled to conceive, their efforts to produce a child will eventually bring Joana closer to God than she had ever expected.

Festivals & Awards

  • 35rd Sundance Film Festival, Oficial Selection 2019
  • 69th Berlinale, Panorama 2019
  • 34th Guadalajara International Film Festival, FEISAL Award 2019

Director

Filmography

  • 2019 Divine Love
  • 2015 Neon Bull
  • 2014 August Winds
  • 2012 Housemaids
  • 2010 Avenida Brasília Formosa
  • 2009 High-Rise
  • 2008 The Beetle KFZ-1348

Cast

Dira Paes, Julio Machado, Emilio de Melo, Teca Pereira, Mariana Nunes, Thalita Carauta

Crew

Screenplay: Gabriel Mascaro, Rachel Ellis, Lucas Paraizo, Esdras Bezerra
Cinematography: Diego Garcia
Editing: Livia Serpa, Eduardo Serrano, Fernando Epstein, George Cragg
Sound design: Roberto Espinoza
Direct sound: Fabian Oliver
Original Sound Track: Juan Compodónico, Santiago Marrero, Otávio Santos
Producer: Rachel Daisy Ellis
Co-Producers: Sandino Saravia Vinay, Katrin Pors, Augusto Matte, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Maria Ekerhovd, Anthony Muir
Production: Desvia (BR), Malbicho Cine (UY), Snowglobe (DK), Jirafa (CL), Bord Cadre films (CH), Mer Films, Film i Väst (SE), Globo Filmes (BR), Canal Brasil (BR)

Technical Data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 101′
Released: 2019
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English, French

 

Original title: Divino Amor