Friday 22nd February
Switzerland | 2017 | 96 mins | Cert 12
The film is set in a conservative Swiss town that has gone largely insulated from the spirit of the swinging ’60s. The year is 1970, and the suffragettes of Switzerland are marching for the vote. The Divine Order is the fictional story of a housewife who finds her voice during the Swiss referendum. Nora lives with her husband, two sons and miserable father-in-law in a small village. Her husband Hans refuses to let her go back to work. A small act of defiance against the town’s leading female anti-suffrage finger-wagger wins her an ally in a feisty widow, and soon an Italian restaurant owner joins them. Their growing movement culminates in a strike that brings the town to a halt.