Co-written and Directed by: Lola Doillon
Cast: Léonie Souchaud, Ryan Brodie, Fantine Harduin and Anaïs Meiringer
France/Belgium / 2016 / Family/Drama / PG / French with English subtitles / 94 min.
“At a time when many disparage and reject refugees from war and oppression, Fanny’s Journey is a reminder of the virtues of decency, compassion, and innocence.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe
Based on a true story. “Fanny’s Journey” is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young 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. Suddenly left on their own, these eleven children will do the impossible to reach the Swiss border in order to survive.
WON – Audience Award, Cinetopia Film Festival, 2017
WON – Michel Award, Hamburg Film Festival, 2016
WON – Audience Award/Best Narrative Feature, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, 2017
WON – Best Family Film, Traverse City Film Festival, 2017