Rise And Shine | NELLY & NADINE


Documentary, Sweden 2022
History, Human Rights, LGBT, Society, Women

Documentary, Sweden, Belgium, Norway 2022
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Magnus Gertten
Production: Auto Images


Nelly & Nadine is the unlikely love 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.


Festivals: Berlinale 2022, Tempo Stockholm, Festival international du film sur les droits humains, Thessaloniki Doc, Docville, CPH:DOX, Cinedoc Tbilisi, Movies That Matter, Lovers IFF, Pink Apple, Crossing Europe Linz, Hot Docs, Docs Against Gravity, Docs Barcelona, Skaldborg FF, DocEdge NZ, Festival MIX Mexico, Fire Barcelona, Cinepride Nantes, Festival du Film de Cabourg, Frameline, Sheffield Doc.Fest, Berlinale In Paris, Documentarist


Awards: Jury Award at Berlinale Teddy Award 2022
Pride Award Turino at Lovers IFF
Audience Award at Pink Apple
Grand Price of the Jury and Youth Price at Festival du Film de Cabourg