Petra Biondina Volpe
August 6, 1970 in Suhr, Aargau, Switzerland
Screenwriter and director Petra Volpe (CH/I) 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" (2015) 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 Filmfestival 2017 and won three awards: The Nora Ephron Prize, Prize for best actress in an International film and the Audience Award. The film is a box office hit in Switzerland. Petra Volpe lives in New York and has an office in Berlin.