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Directed by Lola Doillon
94 min | 2016 | France/Belgium | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles.
Recommended for ages 10+ | Additional screening on Saturday, April 1 at 11am, click here for details.
Cast: Léonie Souchaud, Fantine Harduin, and Juliane Lepoureau
Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.
Winner: Audience Award and Jury Prize for Best Narrative–2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Audience Award–2017 Denver Jewish Film Festiva, Michel Award for Best Film–2016 Hamburg Film Festival
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