On Thursday 15th June, The Together Plan presents the second screening of its inaugural International Film Festival: Le Voyage de Fanny. Sensitive, thought-provoking and powerful, Le Voyage de Fanny tells the story of a group of schoolchildren who must undertake a dangerous journey across Europe to escape Nazi persecution. Inspired by a true story, the film follows twelve-year-old Fanny, who is given the task of leading 28 of her fellow pupils at a French boarding school to safety in Italy.
A compelling juxtaposition of childhood innocence with the horrors of war, Le Voyage de Fanny tells the inspiring true story of a twelve-year-old French girl given the task of saving her classmates from Nazi persecution. Managing to portray the horror and brutality of the Nazi regime through inference, tension and superb performances without the need for gratuitous and upsetting violence, this film is a must-see for all the family (age 11+).
This deeply affecting and mesmerising story is perfectly pitched, and the young cast are outstanding in their portrayal of bewildered innocence, alternating with the joy of responsibility when a moment suddenly and unexpectedly presents itself. Its warning from history feels especially apt in today’s troubled times.
Throughout 2017, The Together Plan is showing four screenings of carefully selected films from Poland, France, Belarus and Germany on the theme of ‘heroes’. The films all address issues central to The Together Plan’s work, including Belarusian and Jewish history. Save the dates of the remaining screenings on 3rd September and 12th November 2017, or else buy a Season Ticket including entry to all three screenings for just £22.50. There is a 20% concession discount available.
Your support makes possible The Together Plan’s vital work, the results of which you see each week in our newsletters. Events like this are also a great opportunity to find out about our work in more detail, and meet the volunteers and fellow supporters who make it possible.
The Together Plan is organising the film festival in partnership with the Finchley Reform Synagogue Belarus Project (Registered Charity No. 1137577), who are supporting the Jewish community in Polotsk, Belarus.