Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Cinematography: Diego Garcia
Stars: Dira Paes, Julio Machado, Antonio Pastich
Runtime: 101 min
Original version with Czech and English subtitles
Brasil, 2027. Joana, a forty-year-old civil servant, works as a notary at the divorce registration office, but her fervent Christian faith drives her to go beyond her job in an attempt to reconcile separated spouses. In order to do so, she has a secret weapon: she persuades them to join Divine Love, a group of which she is a member with her husband, Danilo who creates flower bouquets at their home. Group readings of holy writings, sermons, purifying immersion: Divine Love has everything you'd find in your average run-of-the-mill evangelical community, except that this group also likes to get involved in a bit of swinging - on the sole condition that the man's seed is reserved for his legitimate wife because "supreme pleasure comes from the divine desire to procreate life within the family. A futuristic drama full of electrifying passions was introduced by Gabriel Mascaro (Neon Bull) for the first time during the Sundance IFF and overpowered the audience by its unrestrained visual style in a bizarre scenery of a distopic world.
Friday, November 1, 8.30 pm, Bio Oko