Divine Love

Director: Gabriel Mascaro Run Time: 101 min. Rating: NR Language: Portuguese

Starring: Antonio Pastich, Dira Paes, Julio Machado

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“Lush, intricate…a profound cinematic question about the nature of the country’s conflicted soul”

Eric Kohn, IndieWire

About the film:

Official Selection of Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals, and a sexy dystopian critique of today’s right-wing led Brazil where vital government funding for the arts has been in jeopardy.

In Brazil, a culture of religious conservatism has taken over society and its political institutions. A deeply pious woman uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together. Utterly committed to getting pregnant by her husband, she searches for a divine sign amidst a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.

About the filmmaker:

The third narrative feature from Brazilian director, scriptwriter and artist Gabriel Mascaro. Called “one of the most audacious and gifted filmmakers of his generation” by The Hollywood Reporter, his films have screened at Berlin, Venice, Sundance, and Toronto International Film Festivals, among others. His second feature, Neon Bull (2015), won the Orizzonti Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival for representing the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema.

Initially known for his documentary work, Mascaro screened in the Wexner Center’s 2014 program Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary. He was awarded a Via Brasil residency in the Film/Video Studio which provided initial funding for Divine Love.

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