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Audience Award ~ Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Festival
Winner
Nora Ephron Prize
Tribeca Film Festival
Nominee
Jury Award ~ Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Festival
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Petra Biondina Volpe skillfully balances the personal and political in a spirited, rousing chronicle of Switzerland's women's suffrage movement.
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The Divine Order

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 town’s 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.

SWITZERLAND’S SUBMISSION FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE - TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2017
WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FICTION FILM - TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Played at

Royal, 12.02.17 - 12.03.17
Claremont 5, 11.25.17 - 12.03.17
Town Center 5, 11.22.17 - 11.30.17
Playhouse 7, 11.17.17 - 11.23.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 96 min
Language: English, German, Italian, Swiss German

Director: Petra Biondina Volpe
Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig

Awards:
  • Winner, Audience Award ~ Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
  • Winner, Nora Ephron Prize, Tribeca Film Festival
  • Nominee, Jury Award ~ Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
  • Winner, Jury Award ~ Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW: Julia Cooper, Globe & Mail
"We can no longer ignore that voice within women that says: 'I want something more than my husband and my children and my home.'" So wrote Betty Friedan in 'The Feminine Mystique,' a watershed book of second-wave feminism and a rallying call to America's disgruntled housewi...