2017 Movies: Fanny’s Journey
Fanny’s Journey is a war drama film inspired by an autobiographical book by Fanny Ben Ami, about a group of Jewish kids who escape from Nazi-occupied France, facing many dangers to save their lives.
The film, originally titled “Le voyage de Fanny” and marking the directorial debut of Lola Doillon, is set in the WWII, in Vichy, France, when Mussolini’s regime falls, and follows 13-year-old Fanny, her youngers sisters, Erika and Georgette, and other six Jewish kids, as they leave the boarding school from France’s neutral zone heading to the Swiss border.
On the way, Fanny is forced by the circumstances to take a leadership position and to take care of the little ones.
Throughout their journey, they discover solidarity and friendship and learn about independence.
The cast includes Léonie Souchaud, Fantine Harduin, Juliane Lepoureau, Ryan Brodie, Jérémie Petrus, Pierre
Wallon, Malonn Levana, Igor Van Dessel, Lou Lambrecht, Stephane De Groodt, Cecile De France, Anais Meiringer and others.
The film was released in 2016 in France and Belgium and will be released in the US this.