Fanny’s Journey

Fanny's Journey


MONDAY, MAY 22 • 5:30 PM
THURSDAY, MAY 25 7:30 PM CLOSING NIGHT FILM see full schedule >

France/Belgium, 2016/Family drama, 94 minutes/French w/ English subtitles/Directed by Lola Doillon/Screenplay by Anne Peyrègne and Lola Doillon, based on the memoirs of Fanny Ben-Ami

Based on true events, Fanny’s Journey tells the story of Fanny Ben-Ami, a 13-year-old girl who, in 1943, finds herself and her two younger sisters parentless and one step ahead of the Nazis, first in Vichy France, and then in a foster home for Jewish children in Italy. When Mussolini’s regime falls, the Nazis aren’t far behind; motivated by the foster-home matron who is unable to make the journey with them, Fanny harnesses inner resources she hadn’t known she possesses to shepherd her younger sisters and eight other children to freedom in Switzerland.

Winner: Audience Award and Jury Prize for Best Narrative, 2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; Audience Award, 2017 Charlotte, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, and San Diego Jewish Film Festivals; Best Film, 2016 Hamburg Film Festival

Fanny’s Journey has been generously sponsored by Linda Schwab and Family

3 thoughts on “Fanny’s Journey

  1. I know you think you have seen all the Holocaust stories… but this one is just beautiful. The children are resilient and resourceful. Don’t miss it.

  2. Winner of 11 Audience Awards (to date) at Jewish film festivals around the United States, and for good reason, “Fanny’s Journey” reminds us that when put to the test, even the youngest among us can rise beyond our years. The story is touching, exhilarating, and true. Don’t miss it!

  3. This movie touched my heart in so many ways…
    we have a lot to learn from those children that proved to be stronger than one could ever imagine.

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