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Divine Love

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Gabriel Mascaro

Country: Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Norway, Uruguay
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Divino Amor

Running Time: 101min
Film Year: 2018
Category: HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award, Knight Marimbas Award

In a future Brazil of 2027, fundamental evangelicalism has become the prevailing influence on society. Civil servant Joanna leads a humble and devoted life, especially in the notary’s office she works at, where she has made it her mission to save couples who attempt to file for divorce by throwing bureaucratic roadblocks in their path. With her husband Danilo (Julio Machado), Joanna recruits unhappy couples into “Divine Love,” a spiritual group that promises spiritual solutions to the feelings of greatest lack. Even with the spiritual asceticism of the modern age, the famed carnality and extroverted exuberance of Brazilian culture must morph into new codes of expression.

Gabriel Mascaro’s brilliant new film could not possibly arrive at a more precise and timely moment. As Brazil’s new leadership embarks on a drastic split with the recent past, the prospect of the unsettling reality of religious hegemony seems closer than ever. The entrancing, vibrant world Mascaro carefully crafts around Joanna leads her to question her innermost beliefs, ultimately confronting her with shocking new truths.


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Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Producer: Rachel Daisy Ellis
Screenwriter: Gabriel Mascaro, Rachel Daisy Ellis, Esdras Bezerra, Lucas Paraízo
Production Company: Memento Films International

Music: Roberto Espinoza
Cinematographer: Diego Garcia
Editor: Livia Serpa, Eduardo Serrano, Fernando Epstein, George Cragg

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

Gabriel Mascaro

Gabriel Mascaro is a director from Brazil. He first found a footing in documentary filmmaking, directing films such as High-Rise (2009) and the short “Ebb & Flow” (2012), both of which were official selections of the Miami Film Festival. He made a very successful jump to narrative features, with August Winds (2014) premiering at the Locarno Film Festival and Neon Bull (2015) at the Venice Film Festival, both to huge critical acclaim. Divine Love (2019), the latest addition to his oeuvre, World Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.