In the Brazil of 2027, where raves celebrate God’s love and drive-through spiritual-advice booths have become the norm, Joana holds her faith and relationship with God in the highest regard. She uses her job as a notary to carefully goad divorcing couples into reconsidering their split, and she takes comfort in an unusual religious collective that helps keep her own marriage in check. Though she and her husband have struggled to conceive, their efforts to produce a child will eventually bring Joana closer to God than she had ever expected.
Through an arresting visual style and vibrant, neospiritual imagery, award-winning director Gabriel Mascaro (Neon Bull, August Winds) draws us into a not-so-distant future where religion has seeped into the texture of daily life, laying bare the subtle hypocrisies that linger at its core. Mascaro comes to the Sundance Film Festival for the first time with this striking, unsettling, and deeply observant look at the gray area where sensuality, devotion, and faith intersect, with startling results.
CATEGORY World Cinema Dramatic Competition
RUN TIME 101 min
SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles
COMPANY Memento Films International
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