The Audi Founded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. will go on regional tour throughout Ireland, bringing the perfect film to mark 100 years since Irish women got the vote to five additional locations. Special screenings of Petra Volpe’s The Divine Order will take place in Dún Laoghaire, Drogheda, Sligo, Newbridge and Navan in association with access>CINEMA and with the support of the Arts Council.
The Divine Order is a heart-warming and funny drama about the fight for voting rights for women in Switzerland in 1971. It follows unassuming housewife Nora who makes a stand for change in a quiet Swiss village and comes up against some resistance. It’s a timely, character-driven story that shows the political is always personal.
Newport Gun Girls, Lauren Orme’s animated short about women who worked at a gun-producing factory in Wales during WWII, will screen before The Divine Order in each location as part of this special Festival event.
The Divine Order won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and also won the Festival Award for Best Global Cinema at the San Diego International Film Festival.
Other festival highlights in Dublin include Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, makes her directorial debut with Sea Sorrow, a documentary about the refugee crisis, and comes to Dublin to receive the Volta Award, the festival’s most prestigious award. Also receiving the Volta Award is screenwriter and director Paul Schrader who is this year’s guest curator. Schrader will give a Public Talk, introduce three films that influenced his work and attend a screening of his new film First Reformed. ADIFF have also partnered with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival this year to screen two restorations of silent films, The Italian Straw Hat and Behind The Door, with live musical accompaniments.
ADIFF on Tour with access>CINEMA
Saturday 24th February
16.30 The Divine Order Cineworld 9, Dublin
In attendance: Reto Schärli (producer), Rachel Braunschweig (Cast)
Monday 26th February
20.00 The Divine Order Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
In attendance: Rachel Braunschweig (Cast)
Tuesday 27th February
20.00 The Divine Order Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
In attendance: Marta Zoffoli (Cast)
Thursday 1st March
20.00 The Divine Order Sligo Film Society@The Model, Sligo
Friday 2nd March
20.00 The Divine Order Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Saturday 3rd March
20.00 The Divine Order Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath