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MFAH Film New Releases: The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

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MFAH Film New Releases: The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

November 03, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston,TX 77006
$2 - $5101
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents another in its New Releases series. Enjoy these critically acclaimed, award-winning international films as they make their Houston debut!

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

Director  Petra Volpe
Released  2017
Country Switzerland
Language German, English, Italian, and Swiss German with English subtitles
Running Time  96 minutes

It is shocking that women in Switzerland did not have the right to vote as late as 1970.

This surprising history is explored through the story of a housewife in an isolated village: As a national referendum that could give women the vote approaches, she organizes her neighbors, resulting in her family being mocked, bullied, and shunned.

A strong ensemble cast brings the story to its inspirational conclusion when Swiss women finally secure the right to vote in 1971.

The Divine Order is Switzerland’s submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.