Films screening at this event

The Diary of Anne Frank

original title
Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank
Director
Hans Steinbichler
Cast
Lea van Acken, Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Noethen
Country
Germany
Year
2016
Duration
129 min

“Van Acken […] a fine actress with a solid career path ahead of her.” – The Hollywood Reporter

This film, the first German cinematic adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary, offers a powerful recreation of the story of the Jewish teenager who documented the trials and tribulations of growing up while hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam. It portrays Anne as the rounded, complex and flawed human being she was, capturing her hopes and frustrations, the special bond she had with her father Otto and sister Margot, and her eagerness to explore her burgeoning sexuality. Emotive as ever, the Anne Frank story receives the cinematic treatment it deserves.