Thursday, October 19, 4:30pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie, screen 4
Written and Directed by: Petra Volpe
Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig
Switzerland / 2017 / Drama / 14A for sexual content / English/German/Italian/Swiss German with English subtitles / 96 min.
“… a funny, tear jerking, heartwarming movie… also massively entertaining. Petra Volpe’s direction is crisp, her screenplay is smart and well-paced, and the acting is superb… – Paul Weissman, Film Forward
Nora is a young housewife and mother living with her husband and their two sons in a quaint little village in the Swiss countryside, which is so far untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Protests for Civil Rights, the Sexual Revolution, and the Youth and Counter Culture Movements are barely on the radar in Nora’s village. Nora’s life has not been affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – but everything changes when she starts to publicly fight for Swiss women’s right to vote, which Swiss men are due to vote on in a ballot on February 7, 1971.
8 Wins and 5 Nominations:
Won – Best Actress (Beste Darstellerin), Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Bester Nebendarsteller, Best Screenplay, Swiss Film Prize, 2017
Won – Audience Award, Best Actress (Marie Leuenberger), Nora Ephron Prize, Tribeca Film Festival, 2017
Nominated – Best International Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival, 2017
Won – Best Fiction Film, Best Foreign Fiction, Traverse City Film Festival, 2017