Patients of a conversion therapy clinic believe in redemption and surrender themselves to the controversial treatments enforced by the Pastor. Contradicting the treatment process, two young men fall in love with each other, forcing them to question their beliefs and face their own prejudice.

  • Livia Ruas
  • Co-Director: Bruno Carvalho
  • Livia Ruas
  • Mônica Catalane
  • Lucas de la Rocha
    Key Cast
  • Igor Costa
    Key Cast
  • Ronan Horta de Andrade
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    LEVÍTICO 20:13 - A CURA
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    19 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition
    Las Vegas
    United States
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood dreams 3rd Annual International Film and Writer's Competition
    Las Vegas
    United States
    World Premiere
    Winner Best Actor and Best Editing
  • Action on Film Megafest
    Las Vegas
    United States
    World Premiere
    Winner Best Female Director
  • Oaxaca FilmFest
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Livia Ruas, Co-Director: Bruno Carvalho

After graduating in Advertising & Media at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, Lívia Ruas moved to New York, where she worked for two years in marketing. But when she realized that her love for storytelling was bigger, she decided to move to San Francisco, CA, where she attended the Academy of Art University and did her MFA focused on screenwriting. She worked with the legendary director Roger Corman. Then, in Los Angeles, she worked as an assistant and script reader at Benderspink and Zero Gravity.
After ten years in United States, Lívia returns to Brazil, where she already worked as a screenwriter at Casa de Cinema and Walper.Ruas Productions, in Porto Alegre; assistant director in a feature film and film analyst at Rede Globo, and now is making her debut as a director in the short film Leviticus 20:13 – The cure.

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Director Statement

There are people who rather seek for approval of others, than to seek their own happiness. It may be due to prejudice, shame, or religion. These people suffer psychologically and even physically to live a life that is accepted by the society, because they measure that their personal pain will hurt less than the judging looks of family members, friends and the community around them. With this film, I want to show the point of view of those who wish to fit in and live a life of appearances, even if that brings them a great amount of suffering.