Divine Love

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Director: Gabriel Mascaro Run Time: 101 min.

Starring: Dira Paes

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.

“A lush, intricate sociopolitical commentary.” – IndieWire

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

“A thoughtful, intimate rumination on spirituality and sensuality.”– Screen International 

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

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