Closing Night

Sponsored by Elise and Marc Lefkowitz

Fanny’s Journey

Dir. Lola Doillon
(94 min, BelgiumFrance, 2016)
French with English subtitles
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength, and survival, centered on a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fears no one.

In 1943, 13-year-old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to a foster home for Jewish children in Italy. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. Suddenly left on their own, these eleven children will do the impossible to reach the Swiss border in order to survive.

Join us for a pre-screening champagne toast to celebrate the Festival at 6:15 pm.

Co-presented by Embassy of Belgium


Sunday, May 28, 7:15 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC


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  • a handsome, compelling period piece that deftly portrays events through the eyes of its young protagonistsVariety

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This event finished on May 29, 2017.