UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

FANNY'S JOURNEY
(Le voyage de Fanny)

 

Year: 2016
Country: FRANCE, BELGIUM
Run Time: 94 minutes

FANNY'S JOURNEY
FANNY'S JOURNEY
FANNY'S JOURNEY
FANNY'S JOURNEY

FANNY’S JOURNEY is a gem of a film, the rare World War II period piece that’s exciting and inspirational for children ten and up. Fanny is 12, Jewish, and living in Vichy, France in 1943. When her father is arrested, her mother takes Fanny and her young sisters to live at the neutral Children’s Aid Society. Head of the school is tough Madame Forman, who, like all adults, nervously monitors news on the radio. When Mussolini’s regime falls, Mme. Forman realizes the Germans will soon march into France. She comes up with a plan to send her charges across the border to neutral Switzerland. Obtaining false passports and coaching the children on their new, non-Jewish names and backstories, she sends them off by train. But when their guide disappears, Fanny takes responsibility for the little band of eight, leading them across the countryside on foot. A warm, life-or-death adventure about solidarity and independence, FANNY’S JOURNEY features natural performances by the children, particularly Léonie Souchaud as Fanny. Based on the autobiography of Fanny Ben Ami. (In French with subtitles) —B.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Sidebars
FAMILY FILMS
JEWISH AND ISRAELI VISIONS

Genre
Recommended for Middle School Students +

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Lola Doillon

Lola Doillon was born in 1975 in Charenton-le-Pont, France. She has been exposed to the film business since childhood through her father, director Jacques Doillon. She is a screenwriter, actor, and photographer, as well as a director.

Filmography
"Just About Love?" (2007), "In Your Hands" (2010), FANNY'S JOURNEY (2016)

Producers
Saga Blanchard, Marie de Lussigny

Screenwriting
Lola Doillon, Anne Peyrègne

Cinematography
Pierre Cottereau

Editing
Valérie Deseine

Principal Cast
Cécile De France, Fantine Harduin, Léonie Souchaud, Stéphane De Groodt

This film is presented with the generous support of BILL PLESEC and SUSAN STECHSCHULTE.

Film Sponsor

Hathaway Brown

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