11/23/2019 08:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Brazil/Uruguay/Norway/Denmark 2019 100 min Portuguese original version with German and English subtitles

by Gabriel Mascaro

Script: Gabriel Mascaro, Rachel Ellis, Lucas Paraizo, Esdras Bezerra, DoP: Diego Garcia, Editors: Livia Serpa, Eduardo Serrano, Fernando Epstein, George Cragg, Music: Juan Campodónico, Santiago Marrero, Otávio Santos, Producer: Rachel Daisy Ellis, Production: Desvia, Cast: Dira Paes, Julio Machado, Emílio de Melo, Teca Pereira, Calum Rio

Joana and her husband live according to the rules of the Christian sect “Divino Amor”. Alas, their desire to have a child has still gone unfulfilled, leading Joana to use her position as a notary to convince spouses seeking divorce to reconsider saving their marriages – until trying to score bonus points with her Lord and Redeemer finally pays off. In DIVINE LOVE, director Gabriel Mascaro delivers a vision of the future oscillating between irony and bitter dystopia, featuring an evangelical techno-fest, drive-in churches and security gauntlets that can spot unregistered foetuses in the womb.

“This look at a potential world to come, whose state apparatus and moral principles are saturated in religious fanaticism, is unpleasantly near the mark. “ (Amos Borchert, curator of the “Focus Brazil” section)

More information: http://international.memento-films.com/now/overgod

Gabriel Mascaro is a Brazilian film director, scriptwriter and artist who
lives and works in Recife, in the Northeast of Brazil. Initially known
for his documentary work, his first fiction film, AUGUST WINDS,
premiered in the international competition of Locarno Film Festival
in 2014, where it won a special mention. In 2015, he published NEON BULL, his second feature film. DIVINE LOVE is his third feature film.

Awards (selection): FEISAL Award for Best Feature Film (Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico 2019), Awards for Best Cinematography and for Best Direction in the International Competition (Durban International Film Festival, South Africa 2019)

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