Attending this event

Magnus Gertten

Magnus Gertten is a director, producer and screenwriter from Sweden. Graduating with a degree in journalism, Gertten has developed a successful filmmaking career that includes 15 directorial works. Gertten will discuss his film Every Face Has a Name at UKJFF 2015.

Films screening at this event

Every Face Has a Name

Magnus Gertten
73 min

“Fascinating… almost unbearably moving.” – Variety

An exceptional film about how to live with the past and dream of a future. Survivors watch themselves arriving at the Swedish port of Malmö in 1945, on rare archival film; a group that includes Polish mothers and children, Norwegian prisoners of war, members of the French resistance and British spies. As these now elderly survivors scan the film, they relive their past and celebrate the new lives they were given at a desperate time. Surprising and moving.

Winner: Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival; Filmfest Hamburg.

Special mention: Jerusalem Film Festival