The Divine Order

The Divine Order (fic.)

Thursday, 2. 11. 21h, Cultural center of Belgrade
Friday, 3. 11. 20h, Youth center of Belgrade
Thursday, 2. 11. 21h, Cultural center of Novi Sad
Monday, 5. 11. 21h, KC Kupina Film (Puppet theater of Nis)

Director: Petra Volpe
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2017
Runtime: 96’
Language: German, English, Italian
Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Stucky, Peter Freiburghaus, Therese Affolter, Ella Rumpf, Nicholas Ofczarek, Sofia Helin

Production: Zodiac Pictures
Distribution: MCF MegaCom Film

International selection

1971: 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.

Director’s biography
Screenwriter and director Petra Volpe  studied at the Film Academy Konrad Wolf in Potsdam Babelsberg. Since completing her studies in 2003 she wrote and directed several award winning television movies. Volpe’s debut film Dreamland was released in Swiss cinemas in the spring of 2014 after a successful festival tour and was nominated for four Swiss Film Awards. Volpe wrote the screenplay for Heidi the internationally most successful Swiss film of all times. Her latest feature The Divine Order was nominated for seven Swiss Film Awards and won three. The film had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film festival 2017 and won three awards: The Nora Ephron Prize, Prize for best actress in an International film and the Audience Award.

Festivals and awards:
Swiss Film Prize, Swiss Film Prize, 2017
Founders Prize/ Audience Award, Traverse City Film Festival, 2017
Audience Award/ Jury Award/ Nora Ephron Prize, Tribeca Film Festival, 2017