An intensely devout woman receives an unexpected – and dangerous – sign from above. Wrapped in a pop neon aesthetic, Gabriel Mascaro’s second feature is an ambiguous comment on contemporary Brazil.
In a sci-fi Brazil that is still officially secular, nearly every level of society has been evangelized. Joana is a deeply religious civil servant, devout yet sensual, who is tormented by her inability to have children. She longs for a sign from above, but when it arrives, she will have to choose between calling her beliefs into question and further embracing her love of God. Divine Love uses a near-future setting to offer up an allegory on present-day totalitarian abuses while...
BRAZIL, Uruguay, Chile, Denmark
| 100 minutes | 2018
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