Following a great international premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, we are thrilled to let you know that THE DIVINE ORDER has been sold to Benelux (September Film), France (Version Originale), Spain (Surtsey Films), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film) and Poland (Bomba Film), with more territories currently in negotiation.
Previously sales for Germany, Austria (Alamode Film) and China (DD Dream) have been announced.
On Saturday Tribeca Film Festival officially came to an end with the final two awards being given out. And we are very proud that THE DIVINE ORDER took home yet an important award at the festival, the Audience Narrative Competition award.
Tribeca Film Festiva´s Paula Weinstein said to Indiewire: “It is always exciting to see what resonates most with the audience, and this year both the narrative and documentary winners represent smart filmmaking and impactful storytelling (...) On behalf of the Tribeca team, we congratulate â€˜The Divine Order´ and â€˜Hondros´ as the 2017 Audience Award winners, and hope moviegoers worldwide get to experience these powerful films.”
On April 27th the film was awarded with the prestigious "Nora Ephron Prize" for director Petra Volpe and "Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film" for Marie Leuenberger.
The jury characterized the film with "compassionate storytelling, beautiful cinematography, complex characterization of the female experience, seamless navigation of both drama and comedy".
Locally the film has equally been a great success, winning 3 mainprizes at the yearly Swiss Film Awards on March 25th for Best Script, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor/Actress.
The film is now at over 220.000 admissions in Switzerland, where it opened number one in its territory and beat international heavyweights such as KONG: SKULL ISLAND and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
The film tells the heartfelt and captivating story about the fight for equal rights for women in Switzerland in 1971. It portrays Nora, 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.
The film is produced by Reto Schaerli and Lukas Hobi for Zodiac Pictures, co-produced by Swiss Radio and Television and Teleclub with support from Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Zurich Film Foundation, Canton of Aargau, Lucerne and Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Suissimage and Migros Kulturprozent.
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