‘Remember me, but forget my destiny’
As part of the Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, the film “Solace” by Karoline Grindaker and Hilde Kjøs, under the category of “Despite… Solidarity/Resistance/Movement” will meet audiences today. Solace tells the story of young Norwegian women whose only intention was to help the German soldiers wounded during World War II, those who are associated with some of the most gruesome acts of the 20th century.
Further along, these women get severely harassed by their community upon return from aiding Nazis and they are imprisoned in Norway for treason and condemned for saving the wrong lives. At the end, they finally dare to reveal their innermost painful memories. As Dido said just before committing suicide in Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aenaes,” it is the story of women who say “Remember me, but forget my destiny.”
“Solace” will be shown at the Goethe Institut at 2:30 p.m.