Russian Jews: Film One—Before the Revolution tells the story of the Jewish people across the Russian empire, including the traditional way of life in Russia and their entering into general society.
Fanny’s Journey (Le Voyage de Fanny)
“…a handsome, compelling period piece that deftly portrays events through the eyes of its young protagonists.” — Variety
It’s 1943, and France is under German occupation. Thirteen-year-old Fanny and her sisters are sent by their parents to the OSE, a foster home for Jewish children. With the arrival of the Nazis imminent, members of the OSE desperately organise the relocation of the children to Switzerland. Forced to flee their refuge, Fanny becomes the head of a group of eight children who set out on a dangerous mission across a Nazi-ridden France, aiming to reach the precarious safety of the Swiss border. Between fear, outbursts of laughter, and unexpected encounters, the small group learns about independence and discovers solidarity and friendship in the midst of tumultuous circumstance.
94 mins / French (English subtitles)
Director — Lola Doillon