Trogen, Appenzell, Schweiz, 23. Maerz 2016 - Die goettliche Ordnung, Standbild Film Szene 73.

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) 15

8pm Monday 9 April

DIRECTOR Petra Volpe
CAST Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner

The inspiring true story of how a group of Swiss women stood up to tradition in order to gain the right to vote.

We are celebrating the centenary of some women getting the vote in the UK, but in Switzerland that moment didn’t arrive until 1971. This warmly entertaining film follows dutiful housewife Nora, who is frustrated when her husband forbids her from taking a part-time job. She becomes an unlikely poster girl when she learns about emancipation and persuades the women of her village to stage a strike. A timely and enjoyable drama with a lovely lead performance.
(2017 Switzerland 96 mins Subtitled)

 In the opening scenes of her stirring comic drama The Divine Order, writer-director Petra Volpe collages together images from the U.S. sexual revolution and civil rights movements — turbulent, raucous demonstrations — before plopping us down in 1971 Schweiz, a quiet, rural canton of Switzerland, where time seems to have stood still since the 1940s… Judith Kaufmann’s cinematographic style favors shadows that frame the faces of these women, and at times her camera pushes in for quick zooms like we’re in a tense Martin Scorsese picture. Only instead of gangsters, we’re watching suffragettes in an impossibly tiny town toil and scheme their way to the right to vote.  April Wolfe, Village Voice 

Language: German / English / Italian / Swiss German

BBFC advice: Contains moderate sex, sex references, nudity and language
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