The Divine Order

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    The Divine Order

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    Switzerland

    2016

    96 min

    • Swiss German

    Comedy drama

    FF Locarno

    1970: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot on February 7, 1971.

    Awards

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    • Nora Ephron Prize, Best Actress, Audience Award - Tribeca FF
    • Audience Awards Best Fiction Film, Best Foreign Fiction Film - Traverse City FF
    • Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Performance in a Supporting Role - Swiss Film Awards 2017
    • Prix de Soleure - Solothurner Filmtage 2017
    • Swiss submission for the Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Marie Leuenberger
    Max Simonischek
    Rachel Braunschweig
    Sibylle Brunner
    Marta Zoffoli
    Bettina Stucky
    Screenplay
    Petra Volpe
    Cinematography
    Judith Kaufmann
    Editing
    Hansjörg Weissbrich
    Production
    ZODIAC PICTURES LTD
    Sales
    TRUSTNORDISK

    Press

    The Divine Order has a satisfying, feelgood trajectory and empathetic central performance from Marie Leuenberger.

    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

    [The film] radiates an infectious admiration for the courage shown by its heroines in the face of immense obstacles.

    Nick Schager, Variety

    Swiss writer-director Petra Volpe’s comedy THE DIVINE ORDER is an unexpected delight.

    Ren Jender, The Village Voice

    The film is a socially relevant salute to feminism.

    Allison Picurro, Indiewire

    Petra  Volpe

    Petra Volpe

    Switzerland

    Berlin based Swiss/Italian director/writer Petra Volpe studied at the Filmacademy Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Her short films have won awards with her short Crevetten winning the Volpe the Action Light Award at the Locarno Film Festival. DREAMLAND is her first feature.

    Selected Filmography