The Divine Order

The Divine Order

Original Title : Die Göttliche Ordnung
English Title : The Divine Order
Country : Switzerland
Language : Swiss
Year : 2016
Runtime : 96 min
Director : Petra Volpe Venue: City Pride Satara Road
Screen: Screen 4
Showtime: 12th Jan 2018, 11.30 a.m.
Venue: City Pride Kothrud
Screen: Screen 1
Showtime: 18th Jan 2018, 9.00 a.m.

Festivals & Awards

Tribeca Film Festival | San Diego Film Festival | Swiss Film Awards | Zagred Film Festival


Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason why women still did not have to right to vote as late as 1970. The film explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. After organising the village’s first meeting to support women getting the right to vote, her family is mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite the obstacles and backlash, Nora perseveres and convinces the village women to go on strike, abandoning their homes and families. The Divine Order is a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice.

Director’s Biography

Petra Volpe