Ravensbrück concentration camp, Christmas Eve 1944: A female inmate is ordered to sing Christmas carols, when a voice calls out “Sing something from Madame Butterfly!” So begins the long-hidden, extraordinary love story of two prisoners from the Resistance: Nelly & Nadine. From the bowels of hell itself, their relationship blossoms and transforms into a deepening love. Now Nelly’s granddaughter Sylvie, keeper of the family archives and its secrets, delves into the past and uncovers a trove of writing, films, and photos that her family has ignored for decades.
Preceded by MONSIEUR LE BUTCH; dir Jude Dry; 12 min
When Jude ends up unexpectedly living at home in their 30s, they must deal with a lovingly opinionated Jewish mother who doesn’t quite get the whole “trans thing.”