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  • The Divine Order

    The Divine Order

    ★★★★

    Number of Swiss films seen in life: 1. Let's call it a good start.

    Beautifully made film about the shocking fact that woman's suffrage wasn't realised in Switzerland until 1971 (or in fact 1990). The film is in a larger sense about feminism in general and in the setting of beautifilly shot Swiss landscapes and oppresive, cramped chalets, puts forward the theme painfully. Excellent performances all round, and I was quite blown away by Marie Leuenberger.

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    If, like me, you were afraid to watch this, don't be. The reviews make it seem as though this movie is an endless barrage of atrocities - 'relentless' is a word that crops up a lot - and is basically Ferris Bueller's Day Off with corpses. It turns out that this is a very well made film that makes very good use of the device of not so much breaking the fourth wall but staring constantly - and relentlessly -…