Fanny Ben-Ami presents Fanny's Journey
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 none. 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. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.
In preamble to the film's release in Florida, and with the support of Menemsha Films and the French Embassy Cultural Services, the "real Fanny", 86-year old Fanny Ben-Ami, visited South Florida schools, from Miami (ISCH, ISPA) to Palm Beach, to share her incredible real-life experience which inspired the film.
On the occasion of the film's release, February 17th, the real Fanny Ben-Ami will be in several theaters throughout the weekend to present the film and talk about her experience:
Opens Feb 17th in Delray Beach, FL - Movies of Delray
Opens Feb 17th in Lake Worth, FL - Movies of Lake Worth
Opens Feb 17th in Boca Raton, FL - Living Room Theaters
Opens Feb 17th in Boca Raton, FL - Regal Shadowood 16
Opens Feb 17th in Tamarac, FL - The Last Picture Show
Opens Feb 24th in Hollywood, FL - Cinema Paradiso
Le Voyage de Fanny / Fanny's Journey
Directed by Lola Doillon
Starring Cécile de France
Running Time: 94 minutes