Screening: Nelly & Nadine

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Screening: Nelly & Nadine

LOVE AGAINST ALL ODDS – A REMARKABLE STORY OF TWO WOMEN FALLING IN LOVE IN THE RAVENSBRÜCK CONCENTRATION CAMP.

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Scandinavian Cultural Center 206 Waltham Street Newton, MA 02465

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On Christmas Eve, 1944 the Belgian prisoner and opera singer Nelly Mousset-Vos had been asked to sing Christmas carols in one of the French populated Ravensbrück barracks. After a couple of songs, Nadine Hwang of mixed Chinese heritage requests a song from Madame Butterfly. After Nelly sings an aria about waiting on a loved one, Nadine emerges from the darkness and kisses Nelly – at this moment Nelly and Nadine become a couple.

After the war, they reunite and start building a life together. For many years their relationship was kept a secret, even from their closest family.

Now Nelly’s grandchild, Sylvie, has decided to open Nelly and Nadine’s unseen personal archives and tell their story. A story about war sufferings, mysteries, well-kept secrets, and the complicated stories of concentration camp survivors. And most of all, a love story of all time that will move and inspire you.

92 minutes | In English, French, Spanish, Swedish with English subtitles | Director Magnus Gertten

Saturday, October 29th, 2022 | 1pm | $10; $5 for members

Magnus Gertten, Swedish director and producer, previously TV- and radio journalist, has directed a number of award-winning documentaries including ROLLING LIKE A STONE, A THOUSAND PIECES, HARBOUR OF HOPE, LONG DISTANCE LOVE. Magnus started the production company Auto Images together with Stefan Berg in 1998.