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Divine Order– members’ comments

Divine Order was shown on 21 November 2018.

Members’ rating 87%: A – 43, B – 23, C – 6, D – 1, E – 0.
73 votes from 123 members signing in.

Members’ comments on Divine Order – the sixth film in our 50th Season, shown on 21st November 2018.

Members’ Rating 87%: A – 43 ; B – 23 ; C – 6 ; D – 1 ; E – 0. 73 votes from 123 members signing in

A – (excellent) Shocking: 1970s Europa and to mark 100 years ago events here in the UK – and it still feels very relevant!! Was this really a reality in 1970? Shocking! Well crafted story with humour illustrating the very unliberated Swiss women’s struggle for their voice. Really enjoyed this film and her new awakening. Yet again a film that got me angry about men’s treatment of women, but gradually a sense of joy and delight as enlightenment dawned: It makes me believe that we can get the People’s vote: It’s worth fighting for. Brilliant 1970 women’s vote – 2019 People’s vote: a real touching political film: made me angry. Wow, this covered more than one angle of the woman’s power (vote)! It is incredible to think that women got the vote so very late in a country that is so modern in every other way: very well acted and lovely scenery. A brilliant film: Great acting: moved me to tears. An important subject beautifully enhanced by a wonderful thread of comedy. A beautiful film told with humour and movingly: hard to believe it was only so recently as 1970 Swiss women got the right to vote: I didn’t know until this film. My wife now wants a mirror! Yippee! What a wonderful portrayal and so relatively recently! Moving, amusing and very convincing. Serious subject handled very well. Never occurred (?incomplete comment?) Very enjoyable, funny, good acting with great subject matter: best so far . Really, really enjoyed the film: funny, excellent, makes you really think how lucky we are and how far women’s rights have come. Great “tongue-in-cheek” portrayal of an important subject: very well done! Inspiring tale told with a lot of humour: very entertaining. As a woman, I have to say “excellent”: very enjoyable to watch, but almost unimaginable that this was in the 1970’s. Very surprised that Switzerland was so late in giving women the vote: very moving but funny – loved it: best film so far this season. It helps understanding the language! Thoroughly enjoyable. Not my usual choice but interesting subject matter. Very moving at times and very funny: I had no idea the Swiss were so late with the vote for women. Distant memories but we are still trying to learn! Gripping and funny. Really enjoyable film, beautifully cast, fun and yet very serious: one of the best and one that everyone could enjoy. An honest portrayal of the cost of divisions in society. Powerfully moving, but having lived there, there is still much to be done! Perfectly balanced: a celebration of women, their rights and their power, never once being mawkish or shifting into schmaltz. Brilliant film: I loved the way it focused on a small village – a big theme such as the vote for women and how it affected this small and old-fashioned community. Really powerful film. Loved it: should be compulsory viewing in schools to remind young people why voting matters. Maybe not a great film per se, but made some important points in a muted and understated way. Great light-touch, engaging film on a serious subject. A moving story: It still seems amazing that, less than 50 years ago, parts of rural Switzerland were so backward. (But then maybe, so too were various parts of rural UK.) This film was probably tweaked for maximum drama, and tweaked again for maximum emotion: however, that was probably necessary in order to get the film noticed – and to get the story out to a wide audience. I really enjoyed this film: I thought the women portrayed the awakenning of their lives beautifully and so did Hans!

B – (very good) Fun, enjoyable film, but nothing mindblowing. It was good to have a lighter, happy-ending film! Nice and rustic, lovely to have less than beautiful actors. An enjoyable film with warmth and pathos, which discussed a part of recent social history that I didn’t know anything about: A good choice. Shocking that this was the 1970s! Thought-provoking and very funny in parts – well worth watching. Good fun – and well directed too. Well worn structure – reminded me of “Pride” amongst others – but well done: lovely central performance. Thoroughly enjoyable, educational and entertaining. Not a novel scenario – Greek women did it first! – but a charming film, if a shockng indictment of a bit of western “civilisation” in the late 20th century. Bleak, uplifting and inspiring: A really important subject and a well told story packed into 96 minutes. Good acting, interesting subject: a bit of a “happy ever after” ending. Striking that it was such recent history: story told with warmth and humour but conveyed the unfairness of life for women at that time. Would have given an “A” (rating) but the last unnecessary scene stopped this from being a great film to show my young teenage kids: Had no idea about this time in Swiss history – a great choice. Shocked at the attitude – it was the 1970s not the 1870s! Good music – shame about the last scene. Quite a revelation about Switzerland: it took from 1918 to the 1960s for us to do all that. They did the lot in one go! Very enjoyable and well made. Absorbing and interesting subject: good view of human nature: some nice touches and good instuction of the time. Very enjoyable and seemed to go by really quickly: shocking that they didn’t have the vote until the 1970s.

C – (good) Combining the political with the personal relationship seemed to detract from the overall message. A story well worth telling, even if it wrapped up a little too smoothly. That kitchen! (looked like a much earlier date): Well edited so the pace was right. A unique film with an astonishing story. Feel-good film, very predictable: Well acted and beautiful scenery. Well acted, beautiful scenery, subject executed well with humour.

D – (fair) A great story but it veered away from how hard it must have been in a village and a family.


E – (poor) (None).


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