THE DIVINE ORDER
ORIGINAL TITLE: DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG
2016 - 2K - 5.1 - 96 MINUTES - SWEDEN - IN SWISS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY PETRA VOLPE
WITH: MARIE LEUENBERGER, MAX SIMONISCHECK, MARTA ZOFFOLI, NICHOLAS OFCZAREK, SOFIA HELIN
Opens Friday, Nov 3rd @ Cineplex Yonge + Dundas
1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. 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 on February 7, 1971.
Nora's resistance and her need to become active for the equality of women begins when her husband at first resists and then refuses to give her permission to go back to work. She realizes that it is not enough to be in favour of the vote silently, but that women need to demand it, loud and clear.
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas (Toronto, ON) - Starts November 3, 2017
City Cinema (Charlottetown, PEI) - Starts November 3, 2017
Vancity (Vancouver, BC) - Starts November 17, 2017
Cinecenta (Victoria, BC) - Starts November 29, 2017
Bytowne (Ottawa, ON) - Starts December 11, 2017
RPL Film Theatre (Regina, SK) - Starts December 14, 2017
Screenwriter and director Petra Volpe (CH/I) studied at the Film Academy Konrad Wolf in Potsdam Babelsberg. During her studies she wrote and directed several short films. Since completing her diploma in 2003 she has worked as an independent writer and director. Petra Volpe lives in Berlin and New York. Petra Volpe's debut film "Dreamland" was released in Swiss cinemas in the spring of 2014 after a successful festival tour and was nominated for four Swiss Film Awards.
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Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Altman) Films We Like is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent, and international films in Canada. Recent releases include Tampopo, Cameraperson, and Things to Come.
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*interviews with director PETRA VOLPE available upon request
In collaboration between the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC) and SWISS FILMS