FANNY BEN-AMI is a German born, French-Israeli artist and author, whose childhood memories of growing up in Nazi-occupied France formed the basis for her autobiographical work Fanny’s Journey. The film adaptation of the book will be screened at this year’s festival.
Film + Award Ceremony: 7.30pm
+ Q&A with Fanny Ben-Ami
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- original title
- Le voyage de Fanny
- Lola Doillon
- Léonie Souchaud, Fantine Harduin, Juliane Lepoureau
- 94 min
“A handsome, compelling period piece that deftly portrays events through the eyes of its young protagonists.” – Variety
Bristling with suspense and moving in equal measures, Fanny’s Journey tells the true story of exceptional bravery and survival against all odds. As war is raging in Europe, Fanny’s father is arrested and she and her sister are sent to a boarding school in the countryside. As the Germans advance, 13-year-old Fanny finds herself in charge of a group of young children and endeavours to reach the Swiss border in order to save all their lives.
Fanny Ben Ami, upon whose story the film is based, will be attending the Closing Night Gala screening on Sunday 20 November for a Q&A.