Women in Film 2017 | The Divine Order by Petra Volpe
1971: 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 9, 1971. Selected as Switzerland's entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Academy Awards, The Divine Order is a warm, uplifting comedy about a women who overcomes the odds to bring about change.
About Petra Volpe
Swiss/Italian director and writer Petra Volpe studied film at the Film Academy "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam-Babelsberg. During her studies, she wrote and directed several short films. After she got her Master's Degree in 2003 she proceeded to work as a freelance writer and director. Volpe's films have won numerous awards. She is based in New York and Berlin.
Women in Film features the voices and verve of women in an arena that has been traditionally dominated by men. In celebrating the achievements of women working in the film industry, this edition of the programme highlights the career of Kiki Sugino, a versatile director, producer and actress hailed as a "muse of Asian indie cinema", alongside a selection of groundbreaking feature-length and short films from Europe, the United States and Singapore.
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
Standard $8.00 Singapore Film Society $6.00
- Venue Address
- 155 Middle Road Singapore
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah (approx. 5 min walk) and Bugis (approx 10 min walk)