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.
- 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
- Marie Leuenberger
- Max Simonischek
- Rachel Braunschweig
- Sibylle Brunner
- Marta Zoffoli
- Bettina Stucky
- Petra Volpe
- Judith Kaufmann
- Hansjörg Weissbrich
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The Divine Order has a satisfying, feelgood trajectory and empathetic central performance from Marie Leuenberger.
[The film] radiates an infectious admiration for the courage shown by its heroines in the face of immense obstacles.
Swiss writer-director Petra Volpe’s comedy THE DIVINE ORDER is an unexpected delight.
The film is a socially relevant salute to feminism.
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.