Divine Love


The Main 3 Tue, Apr 9, 2019 9:50 PM
The Main 3 Thu, Apr 18, 2019 4:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Divino Amor
Programs:Cine Latino
Culture & Society
Science Fiction
Comedy Drama
Release Year:2019
Runtime:101 min
Print Source:Memento Films
Director:Gabriel Mascaro
Producer:Rachel Daisy Ellis
Cinematographer:Diego Garcia
Screenwriter:Gabriel Mascaro
Rachel Daisy Ellis
Esdras Bezerra
Lucas Paraízo
Editor:Livia Serpa
Eduardo Serrano
Fernando Epstein
George Cragg
Composer:Juan Campodo´nico
Santiago Marrero
Ota´vio Santos
Principal Cast:Dira Paes
Julio Machado
Emilio de Melo
Teca Pereira
Mariana Nunes
Thalita Carauta
Filmography:August Winds (2014)
Neon Bull (2015)


Taking place in a near-future Brazil, this speculative, surrealist drama follows a couple living in a dystopian, religious society that offers neon-baked drive-thru prayer and Carnival is rave-like religious spectacle. Joana (Dira Paes) is seemingly content with her role in society working as a bureaucrat in a registry office where she takes it upon herself to counsel married couples seeking legal divorce. She finds it her personal mission to dissuade as many couples as possible from the marital dissolution they are seeking. Deeply religious, Joana is a firm believer that prayer and a sultry couples therapy program will reward her with a child. Her husband Danilo (Julio Machado), for his part, is doing his level best to contribute to the effort by undergoing the latest high-tech therapies. However, not everything is as it appears, and when life doesn't go as planned for Joana and Danilo, the couple go looking for answers, where they may be compelled to imagine a life beyond the strictures.

Director Biography

Gabriel Mascaro, born in Brazil in 1983, is both a visual artist and filmmaker. He has been producing film and art since 2008, and his work has exhibited at festivals and galleries across the globe. His other films include August Winds (14) and Neon Bull (15).


"[A] profound cinematic question about the nature of the country’s conflicted soul." - Indie Wire