VU On The Roof Film Festival: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
The roof of VU Amsterdam, 16th floor, VU Main building, De Boelenlaan 1105
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
VU On The Roof Film Festival
17:30: roof and bar open, welcome for food | 19:00 programme starts.
What will the world be like in eight years’ time? This is the central question in Divino Amor, the intriguing new film by Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro. Mascaro describes a world in which the state has become increasingly powerful. Every building has a detector gate that can immediately identify every citizen and also tell whether or not a woman is pregnant. It is a blend of science fiction and sensual relationship drama. Government official Joana is responsible for dealing with divorce cases. Her religious faith prompts her to suggest that couples in difficulty take part in the Heavenly Love therapy group to enable them to ‘rediscover’ each other physically.