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Event details

FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH FILM DIRECTOR MAGNUS GERTTEN

Attending this event

Magnus Gertten

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.

Films screening at this event

Harbour of Hope

original title
Hoppets Hamn
Director
Magnus Gertten
Country
Poland, Sweden
Year
2011
Duration
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.

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Harbour of Hope