The Divine Order

Tuesday 18 September 2018 8pm

Dir: Petra Volpe Switzerland 2017

Language: Swiss German with subtitles

Running time: 96 mins Cert: CLUB

Starring: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischeck, Marta Zoffoli, Nicholas Ofczarek, Sofia Helin

Supported By: Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre

1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village in Switzerland with her husband and their two sons. The rural area is untouched by the major social upheavals the revolutionary movement of 1968 has brought about elsewhere. Nora's life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women's suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot. Despite obstacles and backlash Nora becomes a hero as she overthrows the status quo.

Switzerland was one of the last countries in the world to introduce female suffrage. And it is only since 1971 that women have had the right to vote.

The Divine Order has delighted audiences internationally and was Switzerland's 2018 Oscar contender.

Awards
Winner, Audience Award, Tribeca Film Festival 2017

"… a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice." – Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director, Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018

"… a mainstream crowd-pleaser adept at inspiring and amusing in equal measure." – Variety, Tribeca Film Festival 2017