A woman uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together is utterly committed to getting pregnant by her husband in a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.
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. But Joana and Danilo are unable to conceive, because he is unable to reach a climax, despite his best efforts (swinging upside down on a machine being one of them). As a result, she has entirely ...
This film was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. See more »
What if the official registrar, who has to arrange your divorce, suddenly begs you to give your marriage another chance?
Welcome in the Brazil of 2027, where bikinis are forbidden and detection gates reveal your pregnancy. Where you can go to confession in a drive-through church. Divino Amor is an unhurried, alienating and well-acted film, with subtle humor, strange sets, disco music and a few very explicit scenes. For fans of movies like Drive, Her, Under The Skin and The Lobster.
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