Fri, Nov 20 | Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema

DIVINE LOVE: New Brazilian Cinema

A fluorescent sci-fi critique of today’s right-wing led Brazil, Divino Amor is a bold, sexy and satirically witty take on a near-future full of fundamentalist Christian dance parties, devotional bureaucracy, ritualistic orgies, marriage therapy cults and drive-thru confessionals.
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DIVINE LOVE: New Brazilian Cinema

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Nov 20, 2020, 5:00 PM – Dec 20, 2020, 11:59 PM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema

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DIVINE LOVE (2019). Directed by Gabriel Mascaro. Commodified faith dominates this near-future vision of Brazil. With neon-drenched sci-fi aesthetics, sanctimonious eroticism, and incisive satire, Divino Amor intently takes on the influence of evangelical Christianity on the state — namely the far-right movement that elected populist Jair Bolsonaro. World premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and intense audience reactions, Divino Amor is a commentary on the conservative, fanatical, and nationalist agenda that is spreading throughout the world and the way those that don’t espouse it, engage with it. Sure to surprise and provoke, definitely recommended for adult-viewing only. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFF2D69YZ4g

"The new age of Brazilian protest cinema begins here, and DIVINE LOVE has kicked it off in dancing shoes."

"Mascaro is holding a frightening mirror (alongside a glittering disco mirrorball) to his country’s political present. “Divine Love” arrives shortly after Bolsonaro abolished Brazil’s human rights ministry to form the Ministry of Women, the Family and Human Rights under the steerage of rigorously anti-choice Evangelical preacher Damares Alves — a move that once wouldn’t sound out of place in the world depicted in the film; a near-future where heteronormativity and rigidly defined gender roles are the order of the day, and the God-fearing, couples-oriented Party of Supreme Love has supplanted Carnival as the country’s premier cultural event, and mandatory scanners in public places announce women’s child-bearing status to all. Sustaining an atmosphere that runs from the sweatily carnal to the clinical, sometimes in the same scene, “Divine Love” envisions an unsettling compromise reached between Brazil’s most puritanical and most hedonistic extremes of society."- Guy Lodge, Variety

A lush, intricate socio-political commentary.” – IndieWire

“Shocking, wonderfully acted and surprisingly erotic.” -RogerEbert.com

“A thoughtful, intimate rumination on spirituality and sensuality.”– Screen International

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