Fanny's Journey
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Showings
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Childish Films
Women and Film
Tags:Family Friendly
Women Directors
Historical Drama
War
Jewish Interest
Adventure
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2016
Runtime:94 min
Awards:Michel Award - Hamberg Film Festival
Audience Award: Best Narrative & Jury Prize: Best Narrative - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Audience Award - Denver Jewish Film Festival
Country:France
Belgium
Language:French
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Menemsha Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcK85cbp-rU
Cast/Crew
Director:Lola Doillon
Producer:Saga Blanchard
Marie de Lussigny
Cinematographer:Peter Cottereau
Valérie Deseine
Screenwriter:Anne Peyrègne
Lola Doillon
Editor:Miguel Rejas
Composer:Sylvain Favre-Bulle
Principal Cast:Léonie Souchaud
Fantine Harduin
Juliane Lepoureau
Ryan Brodie
Anaïs Meiringer
Lou Lambrecht
Filmography:Et toi t'es sur qui? ('07)
In Your Hands ('10)
Description

Based on a true story, Fanny's Journey is an incredible tale of children’s bravery, strength and survival. In 1943, 11 year-old Fanny and her younger sisters were taken to a ‘safe-zone’ boarding school by their persecuted parents in hopes that they could stay sheltered from the war. Soon after, the children are forced to go into hiding in an Italian country home. When the Nazis arrive, their foster caretakers desperately organize the departure of the Jewish children to Switzerland.

Smuggled onto a train, their escape plan is thwarted and Franny must accept responsibility for completing their journey as the oldest child. Left on their own, these eleven children must do the impossible to escape across the Swiss border. Facing down her fears, Fanny navigates life or death choices, trusting her instincts and keeping her ultimate faith in humanity as she shepherds the young children to freedom.

Recommended for age 12+


Director’s Biography

Lola Doillon: Lola Doillon has directed three short films, including one, Majorettes, that was selected in the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes. Her first feature film Et Toi T’es Sur Qui? was part of the Un Certain Regard official selection at Cannes in 2007. Her second feature film was In Your Hands; Fanny’s Journey is her third film.


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