The Divine Order / 2017 Autumn Showcase
THE DIVINE ORDER (DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG)
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Goethe Institut San Francisco (street entry)
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
San Francisco Premiere
96 mins. Switzerland (2017). Digital Projection. Swiss German with English subtitles.
This special presentation in San Francisco is in collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.
Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason why women still did not have to right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora (Marie Leuenberger), a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. After organizing the villages first meeting to support women getting the right to vote, her family is mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite the obstacles and backlash, Nora perseveres and convinces the village women to go on strike, abandoning their homes and families. A strong ensemble cast brings the story to its inspirational conclusion when Swiss women finally secure the right to vote in 1971. The Divine Order is a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice. Dan Hunt, Tribeca Film Festival
The Divine Order won three awards following its International Premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, including the Audience Award and the Jury Award for Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature for Marie Leuenberger. With seven nominations, the film won three awards at the 2017 Swiss Film Prize: Best Actress for Marie Leuenberger, Best Performance in a Supporting Role for Rachel Braunschweig, and Best Screenplay by Petra Volpe.
Directed by Petra Volpe (Dreamland - Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase 2014).
Screenplay by Petra Volpe.
Starring Marie Leuenberger (The Circle), Max Simonischek (The Foster Boy Berlin & Beyond 2012), Rachel Braunschweig (Dark Fortune - Berlin & Beyond 2017), Sibylle Brunner (Rosie), Marta Zoffoli (To Rome with Love), Bettina Stucky (Dreamland).
In the US, The Divine Order is a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber.
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