THE DIVINE ORDER
12:30 2:40 4:50 7:10 9:20
Must End Thursday, November 9
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PETRA VOLPE
“The world was changing. But in our little village, time stood still.” A riotously funny look at a storybook Swiss town in 1971: Women don’t have the right to vote or even to work without their husband’s permission. Nora (aptly named) leads a consciousness-raising revolt that lovingly recalls the not so distant past -- when women first discovered they have a clitoris. Marie Leuenberger stars as the unlikely leader of a revolt that shook the Alps.
SWITZERLAND • 2016 • 97 MINS.
IN SWISS-GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
ZEITGEIST FILMS IN ASSOCIATION WITH KINO LORBER
“A gentle, unassuming picture (with) a satisfying, feelgood trajectory and empathetic central performance.”
– Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
“Adept at inspiring and amusing in equal measure (with) Marie Leuenberger’s fine central performance as Nora. (The film) radiates an infectious admiration for the courage shown by its heroines.”
– Nick Schager, Variety
“THE DIVINE ORDER is an unexpected delight. Nora (the magnificent Marie Leuenberger) goes from a conservatively dressed, uncomplaining rural housewife to an organizer in blue jeans. The costumes (by Linda Harper) and hairstyles precisely re-create the early ‘70s. The film includes some stunning moments… In a scene that would never be included in an American comedy, Nora, her sister-inlaw, and Vroni attend an Our Bodies, Ourselves-style workshop.”
– Ren Jender, Village Voice