Nelly & Nadine

The voice of opera singer Nelly resonates in the middle of Ravensbrück concentration camp. Nelly and Nadine met for the first time at Christmas in 1944. They found each other again after liberation and were to stay together for the rest of their lives. Today, Nelly’s granddaughter Sylvie is about to be confronted with her grandmother’s legacy, locked in a box. Over a period of one year, Magnus Gertten accompanies granddaughter Sylvie on her cautious search, following the traces of the untold stories that are found in the various sources. A moving film about a deep and loving lesbian relationship and the necessity of individual and collective remembrance. (Berlinale)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Nelly & Nadine (2022, doc) - Endast djävulen lever utan hopp (Only the Devil Lives Without Hope, 2020, doc) - Den unge Zlatan (Becoming Zlatan, 2016, doc; co-directed with Fredrik Gertten) - Varje ansikte har ett namn (Every Face Has a Name, 2015, doc) - Hoppets hamn (Harbour of Hope, 2011, doc)
Competition Documentary · Crossing Europe VOD 2022
Magnus Gertten
Sweden / Belgium / Norway 2022
color & black and white
92 minutes
French / English / Swedish / Spanish
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Caroline Troedsson
Editing Jesper Osmund, Phil Jandaly
Sound/Sounddesign Are Åberg, Krister Johnson, Jørgen Meyer, Audun Røstad, Katarzyna Maria Wieczorek
Music Marthe Belsvik Stavrum
With Nelly Mousset-Vos, Nadine Hwang, Sylvie Bianchi
Producer(s) Ove Rishøj Jensen, Bram Crols, Mark Daems, Ingrid Galadriel Aune Falch, Christian Aune Falch, Torstein Parelius
Auto Images, Associate Directors, UpNorth Film, SVT, VRT Canvas, RTBF, Film i Skåne
World Sales
Rise and Shine
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Berlinale 2022

Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service
2.5. - 2.6.2022, online
Details about the VOD Program