Films screening at this event

The Light of Hope

original title
La llum d’Elna
Director
Silvia Quer
Cast
Noemie Schmidt, Nausicaa Bonnin, Blanca Romero
Country
Spain
Year
2017
Duration
96 min

This riveting Spanish drama tells the extraordinary story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, who, throughout the 1930s and 40s, under the careful scrutiny of Pétain’s fascist regime, ran a maternity home in the South of France. She risked her life so that those of others – pregnant women, mothers, children and babies, Jews and non-Jews alike, all fleeing the horror of war – could be saved. The Light of Hope sheds light on a little-known rescue operation and celebrates the power of women to conquer the evils of war.

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