A film by Petra Volpe
(Switzerland | 2017 | 97 minutes)
Presented with Hamptons International Film Festival
Friday, March 2 | 6 PM | $10
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, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her towns 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.
This film is part of Southampton Arts Center’s “Best the Fest” series.
AWARDS (a selection):
Traverse City Film Festival 2017
Audience Award Best Fiction Film
Founders Award Best Foreign Fiction Film
Tribeca Film Festival 2017, New York
Audience AwardBest Feature Film
Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film
Nora Ephron Prize
Swiss Film Award 2017
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