Part of the Loft Film Fest, running Nov. 8 — 16, presented by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment and the National Endowment for the Arts. View the schedule and get tickets & passes at bit.ly/2dZ4sPn
Official Academy Award submission from Switzerland!
The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 – a time and place 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 about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice is a time-capsule that could not be more timely.
Winner: Audience Award for Best Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
Thanks to our community partner, WOSAC — Women's Studies Advocacy Council.