Q&A with Gabriel Mascaro

Brazil, 2027. Joana is a civil servant in a notary’s office who mainly deals in divorce cases. Part of an Evangelical Christian group known as Divino Amor, she uses her position to offer a kind of physical therapy to couples seeking separation. At the same time, Joana is unable to conceive a child, despite constant prayers and many other attempted methods of assistance. A miracle finally happens, however, bringing her closer to God. The third feature from director and visual artist Gabriel Mascaro, Divine Love is a fluorescent work of sci-fi that meditates on jealousy, faith, and the fear of divine power. An Outsider Pictures release.


Playing as part of Veredas: A Generation of Brazilian Filmmakers, December 6-11. See showtimes & get tickets.