Fanny’s Journey (Le voyage de Fanny) directed by Lola Doillon (France/Belgium, 2016, 94 min.). In French with English Subtitles. Boston Premiere.

A daring, resourceful 13-year old girl leads a band of orphans through Nazi-occupied Europe in this suspenseful and poignant drama. In 1943, Fanny and her sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, caretaker Madame Forman (César-winning actress, Cécile de France) thrusts the children’s fate onto young Fanny who fearlessly leads eleven children on a perilous mission to reach the Swiss border. This handsome production is based on a novel by Fanny Ben-Ami. Winner of 7 Best Film Audience Awards including at the Atlanta, San Diego and Denver Jewish Film Festivals, and the Michel Award at the Hamburg Film Festival.

Q&A with Professor Shula Reinharz, Director, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.

 


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