THE DIVINE ORDER [DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG – SWITZERLAND] THU 29 NOVEMBER, 8PM

By January 2, 2018 Homepage, Season 19 films

In 1971 Switzerland where women were still denied the right to vote, a housewife  finds herself leading her remote village’s suffragette movement.  A feel-good film about political awakening. Winner of Audience Award, Tribeca Film Festival.

When dutiful wife and mother Nora is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her village’s suffragette movement. Nora’s newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage.  Refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike and makes some startling discoveries about her own liberation. An uplifting and captivating time-capsule.

There is something moving, and timely too, in the story of an inspirational wave of feminists threatening the status quo, fearlessly braving ridicule, mockery and the backlash against them.The Guardian  ★★★

An exceptionally warm crowd-pleaser of a movie.rogerebert.com  ★★★

Switzerland, 2017 |Language: Swiss-German  | 94 minutes | Cert: 15A

Director: Petra Volpe

Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischeck, Marta Zoffoli, Nicholas Ofczarek, Sofia Helin

A short Irish film, Smithy & Dickie [10 minutes], will be shown before the feature.