The Divine Order — February 10, 2019

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Swiss film, The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung). The film is 96 minutes long and in English, Italian, Swiss and German with English subtitles. It was released in 2017 and was the winner of 12 awards and 10 nominations at 10 International Film Festivals.


Screenshot from The Divine OrderThe 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 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.

(Text copied from Distributor site.)