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The Divine Order (12A)

8-11 March

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. 

When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike… and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. 

Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely.

The Divine Order is presented alongside a conversation with its director Petra Volpe on the subject of Women in Film, and a set of 6 one-minute shorts from the Mobile Film Festival 2020 on the theme of Women's Empowerment.

  • Director Petra Volpe
  • Cast Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig
  • Country Switzerland
  • Year of production 2017
  • Language Swiss German, German and Italian, with English subtitles
  • Original language title Die göttliche Ordnung
  • Running time 1h42m
  • Certificate 12A: moderate sex, sex references, nudity, language
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