Programme

Where is Anne Frank

Ari Folman

Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Netherlands, Israel, 2021 / 99 min / Luxembourgish version with English subt. (LUX OV with FR subt.) / Drama, history

In the presence of the director, Ari Folman

Where is Anne Frank follows the journey of Kitty, the imaginary friend to whom Anne Frank dedicated her diary. Kitty wakes up in the near future in Anne‘s house in Amsterdam and embarks on a journey to find her, who she believes is still alive, in modern day Europe. Kitty becomes a witness to the Frank family’s last months during the Holocaust, and to Europe after the Second World War.

„That the film’s lessons about intolerance are still urgent is hardly news. And yet there’s something surprisingly urgent in the way Folman and company turn clean, simple lines into full-blooded characters“ Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter, 09/07/2021

„Ari Folman has created richly imaginative storytelling which unselfconsciously mixes the historical, the contemporary and the supernatural“ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/07/2021

„The superb animation Where is Anne Frank by Ari Folman is a standout gem. There are lots of films about the refugee crisis that have been made over the past decade, as refugees flooded into the continent after the so-called Arab Spring, but this one stands out for being family-friendly and holding the old colonial powers to account for commemorating figures such as Anne Frank but forgetting the lessons of her life when asked to show sympathy with those fleeing war zones.„ - Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa, 09/07/2021

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Awards
  • Official Selection Non-Festival, Cannes Film Festival, 2021 (France)
  • Best Animated Feature Film nominee, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2021 (Australia)
  • Best European Animated Feature Film nominee, European Film Awards, 2021 (Germany)
  • Best Motion Picture nominee, Catalonian International Film Festival, 2021 (Spain)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Ruby Stokes, Emily Carey, Sebastian Croft, Ralph Prosser, Michael Maloney, Samantha Spiro, Skye Bennett, Tracy-Ann Obermann, Stuart Milligan, Andrew Woodall, Naomi Mourton, Ari Folman, Nell Barlow, Maya Myers
Screenplay 
Ari Folman
Cinematographer 
Tristan Oliver
Montage 
Nili Feller
Sound 
Aviv Aldema
Music 
Karen O, Ben Goldwasser
Production 
Purple Whale Films, Walking The Dog, Samsa Film, Brigit Folman Gang, Submarine Film, Le Pacte
Distribution 
Samsa Film
Animation 
Yoni Goodman
Biography

Ari Folman is an Israeli director, screenwriter, and film score composer. He has written for several successful Israeli TV series, including the award-winning In Therapy (Be Tipul), which was the basis for the HBO series In Treatment. He is the director of the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir and The Congress.

Filmography
  • 2013 – The Congress
  • 2009 – In Treatment (TV Series)
  • 2009 – On Any Saturday (TV Series)
  • 2008 – Waltz with Bashir
  • 2004 – The Material that Love is Made of
  • 2004 – Saturdays & Holidays (TV Series)
  • 2001 – Made in Israel
  • 1996 – Saint Clara
  • 1993 – 20 Short Documentaries
  • 1991 – Comfortably Numb