Past Event25 Jun 2022

Nelly & Nadine

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Te Civic, The Civic


Love against all odds - a remarkable story of two women falling in love in the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

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 to 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. Most of all, a love story of all time that will move and inspire you.

Nelly & Nadine made its World Premiere at Berlinale 2022. Winner of the Teddy Award for LGBT topics.

Sweden / Belgium / Norway | 2022 | Asia Pacific Premiere | 92 min | English / French / Spanish / Swedish | Magnus Gertten


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