Vive La Documentary: Doc Lounge Official Selection Spring '22

With the documentary genre becoming more popular than ever, it’s been difficult to choose the few films which to include in our Official Selection this season! But now, a selection has been made and we’re very excited to finally be able to share the Doc Lounge Official Selection of Spring 2022 with you!

View the full selection here, or read on to find out more!

Director Magnus Gertten is back with his third film based on the historic archive footage from the Swedish Red Cross’s rescue expedition, often referred to as The White Buses, with Nelly & Nadine. This is an unlikely love story between two women falling in love in 1944, in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. 
Despite being separated in the last months of WWII, Nelly and Nadine manage to reunite after the war has come to an end, to spend the rest of their life together. For many years their love story was kept a secret, even to some of their closest family. Now Nelly’s grandchild, Sylvie, has decided to open Nelly and Nadine’s unseen personal archives and uncover their remarkable story.

We’re also happy to present Eva Beling’s Prejudice & Pride - Swedish Film Queer, a rollercoaster ride through a stunning collection of films, from a rainbow-colored point of view.
From Mauritz Stiller's filming of the world's first gay romance in 1916, to Sweden's exciting new wave of Scandinavian transgender films—there's plenty of gay people, drag kings and drag queens, revelations about Ingmar Bergman, 70's sexploitation camp and Greta Garbo-glamour. All along with the highs and lows of the century-long struggle for queer liberation. 

In GABI - between ages 8 and 13 we meet Gabi, who just wants to be Gabi. A simple wish one would think, but it’s not. Gabi feels different. As an outspoken 8 year old this never created problems. But as the family moves to a small town and puberty closes in, things start to change. Over the course of 5 years we literally see Gabi growing up before our eyes, challenging the preconceptions of gender, norms and the right to be who you are.

Furthermore we’ll be presenting the visual masterpiece Taming the Garden, and in Captains of Za’atari we’ll meet two best friends who, while living in a Jordanian refugee camp, both dream of careers as professional soccer players. We get political in Returning to Reims, the documentary loosely based on Didier Eribon’s book by the same name, and in Our Memory Belongs to Us, where three syrian activists meet again, ten years after the Syrian revolution. Lastly, Three Strangers tells the story of a trans man who against all odds starts a family in a distant, Myanmar village. 

Read more about each film at the collection page: Doc Lounge Official Selection Spring 2022.

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