DIVINE LOVE (101 NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 11/13
3 day rental for $12
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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.
Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Writers: Gabriel Mascaro (screenplay), Rachel Daisy Ellis (screenplay)
Stars: Dira Paes, Julio Machado, Antonio Pastich
Portuguese with English Subtitles
LIVE Q & A – Recorded Sunday, November 15 at 8 PM
Q&A discussing “Divine Love” with director Gabriel Mascaro (“Neon Bull”) and acclaimed U.S. film producer Ted Hope (Good Machine, Amazon Studios).
View now on YouTube.
“A lush, intricate sociopolitical commentary.”