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Q&As with director Silvia Quer. New York Premiere. 

The Light of Hope is based on the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, the young Red Cross nurse who became director of the Elne maternity home in the south of France through the 1930s and ’40s, during the Spanish Civil War and afterwards. As hundreds of people flee Vichy camps and Franco’s regime, Eidenbenz and her female co-workers save the lives of 600 infants by providing humane conditions for pregnant women fleeing Vichy refugee camps and Franco’s regime in Spain. But just as the operation starts to thrive, threats from within and without take shape. As French authorities demand that she turn in all Jewish refugee and children, and Elisabeth’s deputy Victoria becomes heavily involved with La Résistance—a noble cause but one that brings political danger to their safe haven—Eidenbenz and her staff must risk their lives to keep the maternity home alive. 

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Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Light of Hope

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm Walter Reade Theater

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