Fanny’s Journey

 

France, Belgium, 2016

Director: Lola Doillon

French with English subtitles

Historical Drama

94 minutes

 

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 fears no one. It is 1943, and 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters are sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children, in order to save them from the Nazis. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to safety in Switzerland. When circumstances suddenly leave them on their own, these eleven children, led by the intrepid Fanny, do the impossible to reach the Swiss border in order to survive.

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