NELLY AND NADINE
Nelly & Nadine is the unlikely story between two women falling in love on Christmas Eve, 1944, in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Despite being separated in the last months of the war, Nelly and Nadine manage to later reunite and spend the rest of their life together. For many years their love story was kept a secret, even to some of their closest family. Now Nelly’s grandchild, Sylvie, has decided to open Nelly and Nadine’s unseen personal archives and uncover their remarkable story. Nelly & Nadine is a remarkable story about war sufferings, mysteries, love against all odds, the healing power of music, well kept secrets, and the complicated family stories of concentrationcamp survivors, still trying to deal with the ghosts of the past.
Magnus Gertten is a Swedish director and producer. Since 1998 he has directed a large number of documentaries, many of which have been shown internationally at film festivals and on television networks. Among Magnus Gertten’s highlighted films are Long Distance Love (2009) , which won Best Documentary at Hamptons IFF in 2009, and Harbour of Hope (2012), which garnered a Special Jury Mention at the Krakow Documentary Festival in 2012. His film Every Face Has a Name (2014) won awards internationally and screened at IDFA 2015 in the Best of Fest section.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Teddy – Jury Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2022
DocsBarcelona, ES 2022
Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2022
NELLYI & NADINE (doc.)
Director: Magnus Gertten
Country: Sweden, Belgium, Norway
Language: French, English, Swedish, Spanish
Cast: Nadine Hwang, Nelly Mousset Vos
Production: Associate Directors, Auto Images AB, Malmö, Canvas
PROGRAMME: WOMEN LINE