The Divine Order

Die göttliche Ordnung


Friday, Nov. 3 at 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2:30pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, “The Divine Order” is set in 1971 Switzerland, where women are still denied the right to vote, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads Nora to become 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. In the process, Nora makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. An uplifting crowd-pleaser, this charming film is a time capsule that could not be more timely. Declaring the film “inspired and inspiring,” Amy Taubin in Film Comment cites “The Divine Order” as “a model for the kind of political struggle that’s now needed more than ever.”

96 min.
German, English, Italian & Swiss German

Directed by

Petra Volpe

Film Category

International Spotlight Oscar® Submissions Women in Film Spotlight