The Divine Order
It’s 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. Chosen as the Swiss foreign-language Oscar submission.
Swiss selection for Best Foreign Language Film, Oscars 2018
Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischeck, Marta Zoffoli, Nicholas Ofczarek, Sofia Helin
Please Note: Short film Newport Gun Girls will be screened before the main film.
Newport Gun Girls is an animated documentary that shines a light on a forgotten group of women who worked at Newport Royal Ordnance Factory 11 during the second world war.
Director: Lauren Orme | Duration: Approx 12mins