THE DIVINE ORDER
Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2017

THE DIVINE ORDER

Directed by Petra Volpe

Info

Director: Petra Volpe
Section: Spotlight
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2017
PT: DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG
OT: DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG
Language: Swiss German
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli
18+

Logline

THE DIVINE ORDER

In 1971, the cities of Europe are in the throes of student revolt against capitaliusm and patriarchy. In the Swiss mountain village where Nora Ruckstuhl lives, however, a "Committee against the Politicization of Women" forms, led by the local carpenter's wife. In this case, "against politicization" means "against suffrage". Nora, married mother of two boys, wants to vote, however, and wants to be able to work without asking her husband for permission. She begins a struggle against tradition and a society that is trying to deny her rights.

Meet the director

THE DIVINE ORDER

Petra Volpe

Petra Biondina Volpe, born in Suhr, Switzerland in 1970, attended the F+F School for Art and Design in Zürich from 1992 to 1994 and worked as an editor 1995 to 1997 before studying screenwriting at Babelsberg film school Konrad Wolf, graduating 2003. She has since worked as writer and director, directing TRAUMLAND 2013 and penning the script to Alain Gsponers HEIDI reboot 2015.

Credits

Screenplay: Petra Volpe
Director of Photography: Judith Kaufmann
Film Editor: Hansjörg Weissbrich
Composer: Annette Focks
Production Designer: Su Erdt
Costume Design: Linda Harper
Sound: Patrick Storck
Producer: Lukas Hobi, Reto Schaerli
Production Company: Zodiac Pictures
World Sales: TrustNordisk
Distributor: Alamode Filmdistribution oHG