FILM: The Divine Order (Free Student Screening)

MR FFS The Divine Order
March 22, 2020
5 pm - 7 pm

Mar 19-22  |  Switzerland, 2017  |  Petra Biondina Volpe  |  German, Italian, Swiss German languages  |  96 min

FREE STUDENT SCREENING  Sunday, Mar 22  |  5 pm

In Switzerland, the constitutional amendment establishing the right for women to vote at the federal level did not pass until 1971. Nora, like most women in small conservative Swiss towns, has been cowed into keeping her opinions to herself. 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 others join them. Their growing movement culminates in a strike that brings the town to a halt. The film effectively illustrates how peer pressure can influence the political process. Collective silence, whether it is from women unwilling to publicly press for their rights or men afraid to voice agreement with their wives for fear of looking weak, proves more of an obstacle than any opponent. 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, winner: Audience Award, Best International Actress, Nora Ephron Prize for Best Female Writer/Director; 2017 San Diego International Film Festival, winner: Best Global Cinema.



Welcome to the 2019-2020 Foreign Film Series. The 38th consecutive season of the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series (FFS) includes 15 internationally acclaimed films, including: Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave classic Breathless (France, 1960); Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters (Japan, 2018), which won Best Picture at the 2019 Asian Film Awards; and Secret Ingredient (North Macedonia, 2017), selected as North Macedonia’s 2019 Oscar submission and an impressive first feature from director Gjorce Stavreski. The other films in the program have been recognized for excellence in numerous international film festivals and competitions around the world such as the Sundance Film Festival, the European Film Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival.


Season subscription only. Students are FREE with ID on Sundays at 5 pm.

Visit the box office online (tickets link below) or call campus concierge: 262-595-2307


Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 5 pm and 8 pm
Sunday 2 pm and 5 pm

Foreign language films are subtitled, and subtitles are used on English language films when available.


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Kenosha, WI 53144
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