Fanny’s Journey (2016)


Introduction

Fanny’s Journey (original title: Le Voyage de Fanny) is a 2016 French-Belgian children’s war drama film co-written and directed by Lola Doillon.

The film is inspired by an autobiographical book by Fanny Ben Ami.

Outline

In Vichy France, 1943, a group of French Jewish children (who had been sheltered by the, in French: Œuvre de secours aux enfants or Children’s Aid Society, for three years) must now flee to neutral Switzerland, separated from any adults they can trust.

Cast

  • Léonie Souchaud as Fanny.
  • Fantine Harduin as Erika.
  • Juliane Lepoureau as Georgette.
  • Ryan Brodie as Victor.
  • Anaïs Meiringer as Diane.
  • Lou Lambrecht as Rachel.
  • Igor van Dessel as Maurice.
  • Malonn Lévana as Marie.
  • Lucien Khoury as Jacques.
  • Cécile de France as Madame Forman.
  • Stéphane De Groodt as Jean.
  • Elea Körner as Helga.
  • Alice D’Hauwe as Ethel.
  • Jérémie Petrus as Julien.

Trivia

  • The film won the Best Narrative Audience Award at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival CineMondays, and the Best Narrative Audience Award at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival in 2017.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Lola Doillon.
  • Producer(s):
    • Saga Blanchard … producer.
    • Marie de Lussigny … producer.
    • Samuel Hadida … co-producer (uncredited).
    • Genevieve Lemal … co-producer.
    • Alain-Gilles Viellevoye … financier.
  • Writer(s):
    • Fanny Ben-Ami … (novel).
    • Lola Doillon … (dialogue and screenplay).
    • Anne Peyrègne … (dialogue and screenplay).
  • Music:
    • Sylvain Favre … (as Sylvain Favre-Bulle).
    • David Gubitsch.
    • Gisèle Gérard-Tolini.
  • Cinematography:
    • Pierre Cottereau … director of photography.
  • Editor(s):
    • Valerie Deseine.
  • Production:
    • Origami Films (co-production).
    • Bee Films (co-production).
    • Davis-Films (co-production).
    • Scope Pictures (co-production).
    • France 2 Cinéma (co-production).
    • Rhône-Alpes Cinéma (co-production).
    • Ce Qui Me Meut Motion Pictures (co-production).
    • France Télévisions (participation).
    • Orange Cinéma Séries (participation) (as OCS).
    • Région Rhône-Alpes (participation).
    • Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) (participation).
    • La Wallonie (participation).
    • Eurimages (support).
    • Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah (support).
    • Cofimage 27 (in association with).
    • A Plus Image 6 (in association with).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Metropolitan Filmexport (2016) (France) (theatrical).
    • Star Channel Movies (2017) (Japan) (theatrical).
    • Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (TFC) (2017) (Japan) (theatrical).
    • Adso Films (2018) (Spain) (all media).
    • Alive Vertrieb und Marketing (2018) (Germany) (DVD) (release through).
    • Encripta (2018) (Brazil) (video) (VOD).
    • Indie Sales (2016) (World-wide) (all media).
    • Menemsha Films (2017) (USA) (all media).
    • TeleScope Film Distribution (2016) (Belgium) (all media).
    • atlas Film (2018) (Germany) (DVD) (and Blu-ray).
  • Release Date: 24 April 2016 (Colcoa, Los Angeles).
  • Running Time: 94 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: France and Belgium.
  • Language: French.

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