Magazine article Screen International

'The Divine Order' Selected by Switzerland for Oscar Race

Magazine article Screen International

'The Divine Order' Selected by Switzerland for Oscar Race

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Tribeca premiere has been a hit at the Swiss box office.

Switzerland has selected Petra Volpe’s The Divine Order as its submission for this year’s foreign language Oscar race.

The film played at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival where it won three prizes including the audience award.

Set in 1981 in a small Swiss village, it stars Marie Leuenberger in the story of one woman’s campaign to secure women’s right to vote in the country.

TrustNordisk handles world rights and has secured deals in 15 territories, including with Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist films jointly for the US, where it will be released in October. …

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