End Credits Presents:

Event: Unseen Cinema: The Divine Order


The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote.

When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike...and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation.

Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely...



"A fierce, fiery film that should be viewed by anyone who feels helpless in the ongoing struggle for equality" - Film Inquiry

"Exceptionally warm" - RogerErbert.com

"Savvy. Intelligent fun. A poignant lesson in the importance creating awareness by opening eyes, hearts and minds" - Film Journal

"Sublime tale of political and sexual awakening of 1970's Swiss house frau" - Boston Herald


Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film - 2018 Academy Awards

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film - Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Event details

Dates:Sunday, 15 Apr 2018


2017 | Drama/Comedy | 1hr 36mins

Venue:The Theatre, Centre of contemporary Arts Cairns
Program:End Credits

General Admission $15 | End Credits Members $10 | School Students $10

Annual memberships ($15.00) can be bought or renewed in the foyer prior to each screening.