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    The Divine Order

    Directed by Petra Volpe
    Switzerland | 96 minutes | Awards Buzz

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    The Divine Order

    Directed by Petra Volpe
    Switzerland | 96 minutes | Awards Buzz

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    The Divine Order

    Directed by Petra Volpe
    Switzerland | 96 minutes | Awards Buzz

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    The Divine Order

    Directed by Petra Volpe
    Switzerland | 96 minutes | Awards Buzz

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    The Divine Order

    Directed by Petra Volpe
    Switzerland | 96 minutes | Awards Buzz

In this feel-good drama set in 1971, housewife and mother Nora campaigns for women’s suffrage in her Alpine village. Although patriarchal constraints try to stifle the siren call of sexual liberation, Nora won’t give up on emancipation. Winner: Best Feature, Best Actress, Tribeca

Schedule

January 9, 2018 10:00 AM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 11, 2018 3:00 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Did you know that women were denied the right to vote in Switzerland until 1971? In this fact-based comic drama, Nora (Marie Leuenberger of 2010 PSIFF audience favorite Will You Marry Us?) is a demure and conscientious housewife in a quiet Alpine village, raising two young boys and waiting hand and foot on her grumpy father-in-law. She’d love to take a job outside the home, but her handsome hubby won’t hear of it. Stymied by the men in her life, she finds fulfillment and confidence in the gathering movement for women’s suffrage and equality. Nora’s liberated comrades open her up to new worlds and new experiences (both mental and physical), but questioning the norms in one’s town or one’s marriage will inevitably be met with resistance. Still, Nora finds the courage to stand up to outdated sexist attitudes and ultimately convinces her fellow villagers to do so too in this inspirational crowd-pleaser.

Winner: Best Feature, Best Actress, Tribeca; Audience Award, Traverse City

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.

film details

Original Language Title: Die göttliche Ordnung
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2017
Running Time: 96 minutes
Language: Swiss German, English and Italian
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: The Nora Ephron Prize, Audience Award - Narrative, and Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film, Tribeca; Best Fiction Film and Best Foreign Fiction Film, Traverse; Best Global Cinema, San Diego;
Director: Petra Volpe
Producers: Reto Schaerli, Lukas Hobi
Principal Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli
Cinematographers: Judith Kaufmann
Editor: Hansjörg Weissbrich
Music: Anette Focks
Screenwriter: Petra Volpe

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