Lola Doillon

Menemsha Films

Fantine Harduin
Cécile de France
Juliane Lepoureau
Ryan Brodie
Anaïs Meiringer
Lou Lambrecht

FANNY'S JOURNEY: France 2016, Digital, Color, French, NR, 94 min


Based on a true story, FANNY’S JOURNEY is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young Jewish girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.

Winner of the 2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival's Audience Award and Jury Prize, this moving, beautifully realized story is compellingly acted by young leads and elegantly directed by Lola Doillon, adeptly balancing the brightness of the human spirit with the darkness of its depravity.