France, 2016, 94 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Lola Doillon, Rated PG and recommended for children ages 12+, French with English subtitles
"A handsome, compelling period piece that deftly portrays events through the eyes of its young protagonists." – Alissa Simon, Variety
Based on a memoir by Fanny Ben-Ami, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of survival and friendship in the face of the adversity of World War II. Fanny has been sent with her siblings to a foster home in Italy for safety. But when the threat of Nazi persecution expands, the quick-witted 11-year-old must lead a group of children across the Swiss border. Negotiating false names, alternately trustworthy and treacherous adults, and life-threatening situations, Fanny remains determined in her role. With awe-inspiring shots of the European countryside as a backdrop, the film delicately shows the hardship of history through the eyes of children, reminding us that everyday joys and tight bonds can help overcome the most difficult obstacles.
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