The Divine Order is a powerful drama where one woman’s fight represents thousands of individual struggles which were taking place across Switzerland at the time. The decision to tell the story in such a small, conservative and self-reliant community allows Volpe to demonstrate the issues whilst avoiding melodrama or forced comedy. Due to the particularities of federal law, it wasn’t until 1991 that women in all districts of Switzerland were granted the right to vote. The Divine Order paints a compelling picture of individual determination against the backdrop of an extremely traditional and religious society.
Rob Aldam, The Backseat Mafia