PLAYING: MIDTOWN CINEMA
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