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The Light of Hope
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La Xirgu

title. The Light of Hope

script. Margarita Melgar

directed by. Sílvia Quer

length. 96'

year. 2017

genre. historical drama

South of France, 1942. After three years giving their dignity back to women interned in the refugee camps and saving their babies’ lives,the Elne’s maternity home closure seems imminent. Its director, ELISABETH EIDENBENZ, her colleagues and the group of mothers to whom they have helped will confront the French authorities in order to keep it open.

A Distinto Films production in coproduction with Bohemian FIlms, Producciones Cibeles, Televisió de Catalunya, Radio Télévision Suisse, Radio Televisión Española, with the participation of Beta Film and Canal Sur Radio y Televisión. With the support of Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MEDIA Desk Suisse, Cinéforom et la Loterie Romande and Institut Ramon Llull.

 
 

CAST

Elisabeth Eidenbenz I Noémie SCHMIDT

Victòria I Nausicaa BONNÍN

Carmen I Natalia DE MOLINA

Maya I Blanca ROMERO

Aurora I Nora NAVAS

Pat I Max SAMPIETRO

Neus I Abril ÁLVAREZ

David I Albert FERNÁNDEZ

Police Commissioner I Pep Anton MUÑOZ

Doctor Hubert I Pere PONCE

Raquel I Marie FONTANNAZ

Friedel I Marie-Christine FRIEDRICH

Sabine I Stéphanie SCHNEIDER

Ramon I Isak FÉRRIZ

Agustí I Ernest VILLEGAS

Mr. Mathieu I Oriol GENÍS

Mrs. Mathieu I Teresa URROZ

Eulàlia I Anna CASAS

Remei I Anna ARRETA

Maria I Anna GAGO

Lola I Juliette M'PINGOU

Roser I Júlia IBARZ

Guinard I Jean Claude RICQUEBOURG

Gestapo Official I Hans RICHTER

Nazi 1 I Ben VINNICOMBE

Nazi 2 I Kornel DORMAN

Latour I Jaume GARCIA ARIJA

Gendarme Latour I Marc VAN DER PLASSCHE

Raquel's father I Quim FUSTER

Bertrand I Gregoire ISVARINE

CREW

Written by Margarita MELGAR

Directed by Sílvia QUER

Producer: Miriam PORTÉ

Coproducers: André MARTIN and José FLORES

Executive producer: Miriam PORTÉ

Executive producers TVC: Susanna JIMÉNEZ and Cruz RODRÍGUEZ

Delegated producer RTS: Françoise MAYOR

Delegated producer CANAL SUR: Paco GÓMEZ ZAYAS

Executive producer RTVE: Maite LÓPEZ PISONERO

Associated producer: Pep AMORES

Associated producers: Christian GOCKEL and Peter LOHNER

Delegated producer: Producciones Cibeles: Paco PRIETO MÁRQUEZ

Cinematographer: Sergi GALLARDO

Artistic director: Irene MONTCADA

Editor: Manuel TERCEÑO

Music by Federico JUSID and Lucio GODOY

Sound: Albert GAY and Jaume MELÉNDEZ

Sound editor: Enrique G. BERMEJO

Casting director: Irene ROQUÉ

Costume design: Anna PONS

Make up and hair: Rafael MORA and María LIAÑO

Assistant director: Carles VALERO

Story editor: Ana SANZ-MAGALLÓN

Production management: Goretti PAGÈS

© 2019 Distinto Films

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