THE DIVINE ORDER
Dir. Petra Biondina VolpE | Comedy / Drama | Switzerland | 2017 | 96 min.
Swiss German, With english subtitles
Frustrated that her husband forbids her to take a part-time job, and astonished that he legally can do so, Nora, a seemingly unremarkable housewife, begins rallying the women in her quaint Swiss village. In the lead-up to the 1971 national vote on whether to also allow women the right, she and the other budding suffragettes go on strike. This heartening and redemptive film is surprisingly suspenseful and funny.
Winner of three awards, including the Nora Ephron Prize, at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - Chilmark School
Sponsored by Tea Lane Associates