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Fanny's Journey

In 1943, 13-year-old Fanny and her two younger sisters are sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately arrange for the children to depart for Switzerland. Suddenly on their own, the children, led by the fearless Fanny, will do the impossible to reach the Swiss border and freedom. This incredible tale of bravery, strength, and survival centers around a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fears no one. Director Lola Doillon saw over 10,000 actors before choosing her young, expressive cast. You won’t want to blink for fear of missing a moment of this captivating true story. It’s the perfect feel-good movie, winner of Audience Awards all over the world. Holocaust and WWII setting.
Film Info
Original Title:Le voyage de Fanny
Release Year:2016
Runtime:94 min.
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lola Doillon
Produced by:Saga Blanchard
Marie de Lussigny
Screenwriter:Lola Doillon
Anne Peyrègne
Cast:Léonie Souchaud
Fantine Harduin
Juliane Lepoureau
Ryan Brodie
Anaïs Meiringer
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My Life as a Zucchini

This unforgettable Oscar-nominated film tells the story of nine-year-old Icare, better known as “Zucchini,” who spends his life striving to maintain happiness in the face of deplorable circumstances. He decorates his attic bedroom with his alcoholic mother’s empty beer cans and imagines his absent father as a superhero. Then an accident lands him in a group foster home, and he’s lonelier than ever until he discovers the resiliency he shares with his fellow orphans. Magical stop motion animation creates a wondrous tone that perfectly balances painful subject matter about life’s harsh realities with an ultimate optimism. It will floor you. Occasional mature subject matter, including death and references to sex, abuse, violence, suicide, and deportation, makes the movie most appropriate for older tweens.
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Original Title:Ma vie de Courgette
Release Year:2016
Runtime:66 min.
Production Country:Switzerland
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Claude Barras
Produced by:Marc Bonny
Armelle Glorennec
Pauline Gygax
Max Karli
Kate Merkt
Michel Merkt
Screenwriter:Céline Sciamma
Cinematography:David Toutevoix
Editing By:Valentin Rotelli
Cast:Gaspard Schlatter
Sixtine Murat
Paulin Jaccoud
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The Red Turtle

Simple, pure, and hypnotizing, you’ll fall in love with this captivating ultra-sensory experience—a visually stunning animated saga of man versus nature—when you see it on the big screen in all its glory. Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a nameless man attempts to construct an escape raft, only to find his every effort thwarted by a sea turtle, who dramatically alters the course of the story. Working with award-winning Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit, it’s Japanese powerhouse Studio Ghibli’s first-ever international collaboration—we hope they will do it again! Rapturously rendered in charcoal and muted colors, the Oscar-nominated, dialogue-free tale delivers a universal story about love and companionship for all ages. Some peril, animal death, natural disaster, implied nudity. No spoken language
Film Info
Original Title:La tortue rouge
Release Year:2016
Runtime:80 min.
Production Country:France
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Dudok de Wit
Produced by:Pascal Caucheteux
Vincent Maraval
Grégoire Sorlat
Toshio Suzuki
Screenwriter:Pascale Ferran
Michael Dudok de Wit
Editing By:Céline Kélépikis
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Swallows and Amazons

Mix the oceanside adventure of “The Goonies,” the island survival tale of “Swiss Family Robinson,” and the idyllic waterfront country town setting of “Anne of Green Gables,” with some WWII strife, and you’d have something very much like this new hit film from the UK. A friendly war breaks out between two sets of siblings when they each want to camp on the same island. Meanwhile, a mysterious conflict is raging between two men who live on the lake, and the kids can’t help but get involved. Enchanting from start to finish, “Swallows and Amazons” is a sweet, wholesome throwback to gentler days gone by. Scenes of mild child endangerment, some adult violence
Film Info
Release Year:2016
Runtime:97 min.
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Philippa Lowthorpe
Produced by:Nick Barton
Nick O'Hagan
Joe Oppenheimer
Screenwriter:Andrea Gibb
Cinematography:Julian Court
Editing By:Dave Thrasher
Cast:Kelly Macdonald
Andrew Scott
Rafe Spall
Jessica Hynes
Elizabeth Berrington
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