Magnus Gertten is an award-winning director and producer from Malmö, Sweden. Gertten has directed a number of documentaries for international TV channels and film festivals since 1998.
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH FILM DIRECTOR MAGNUS GERTTEN
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- original title
- Hoppets Hamn
- Magnus Gertten
- Poland, Sweden
- 76 min
“Magnus Gertten has managed to make a film full of warmth and human presence, even a beautiful film, if one may say so, given the subject matter.” – Ystads Allehanda
A powerful, character-driven documentary that charts the arrival ‘in1945’ of a ship full of camp survivors at the peaceful harbour town of Mälmo, Sweden.
Disembarking to freedom are Irene, a bedraggled ten-year old girl, Ewa, a baby cradled in her mother’s arms, and newly- orphaned teenager Joe.
Interspersing rich archive footage from the voyage with present-day interviews from the leading characters, director Magnus Gertten – whose father witnessed the historic docking as a boy – weaves a poignant, human story about how even the most savage cruelty can be redeemed by the overwhelming kindness of strangers.