The Realm of God
Direct from its Berlin International Film Festival world premiere, The Realm of God is a captivating coming-of-age drama from Mexican director Claudia Sainte-Luce (The Amazing Catfish) and explores the question: How can you be sure that God is within you?
Things may not be perfect, but for Neimar (Diego Lara Lagunes), life is good. When Mum cooks bland beans and has no money for new clothes, or when she is busy healing sinners, he can always count on Grandma for advice or a joke. He has friends, is an avid participant at the local racetrack and is a top student at his First Communion classes.
Now Neimar finally wants to feel God’s presence – if he can only figure out how. A hustling young boy, Neimar is searching for happiness at odds with the complexities of real life.
An evocative film which does not yield simple answers, The Realm of God views the world from the bright perception of a child, at a pivotal point in adolescence when carefree innocence grows and matures into worldly wisdom.