Friday, 21.10. • 5.30 p.m.
Followed by a talk about queerfeminist archive work with Monika Brunnmüller.
Unfortunately without sign language interpreting.
1944: In the middle of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, Nelly and Nadine meet for the first time and fall in love. They are separated shortly afterwards, but after liberation they find each other again and stay together for the rest of their lives.
Decades later, Nelly’s granddaughter Sylvie confronts her grandmother’s legacy, locked in a box: in photographs, super-8 and audio recordings as well as poetic and harrowing diary entries, Sylvie comes across not only her grandmother’s memories of the concentration camp, but also evidence of a life together with Nadine – a love affair that was never named as such by the family.
NELLY & NADINE is a moving film about a deep love and about the absolute necessity of personal and collective remembrance.
Sweden/Belgium/Norway | 2022 | Documentary | Director: Magnus Gertten | 92 min. | French, Swedish, English, Spanish with German subtitles
Content-Warning: concrete descriptions of life in the concentration camp in image, speech and writing