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. Recommended ages 12+
Friday, November 3rd, 12:30 pm screening is SOLD OUT.
Early morning Friday screenings on Nov. 3 at 10:00 am & 12:30 pm of Fanny's Journey are open to the public. These special educational screenings are presented in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
The Coral Gables Art Cinema & the New York International Children’s Film Festival give a special thanks to everyone who came out to the 5th Annual 2017 Miami International Children's Film Festival! Check out the archived 2017 MICFF event calendar here.