A Lady with a Hat

The Jewish milliner May Aubert grew up in Kristiania with an English father and a German mother. Before WWII she was an apprentice hat maker in Berlin and delivered hats to UFA film studio's brightest stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Elisabeth Bergner. Later, she became a refugee, war hero and currency smuggler. Eighty-seven years old, she still goes to work every day and is the Norwegian Queen Sonja's regular hat maker.

A Lady with a Hat was nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary in 1999.



Release Date: 1999-06-15
Type: Documentary
Length: 52 min


Director: Elsa Kvamme
Screenplay: Elsa Kvamme
DoP: Jørn Broll
Editor: Peter Bønsnes, Are Syvertsen
Sound Designer: Lars Jørgen Bergsund
Producer: Odd G. Iversen
Co-production: Atom Film AS, Alert Film, FMS, NRK