The director of Waltz with Bachir, Ari Folman, will present it in Cannes in a few days.
The distribution company The pact unveiled Monday on his account Twitter (below) the first pictures of the next animated film byAri Folman, Where’s Anne Frank? (Where is Anne Frank? in the original language). The 58-year-old Israeli director is not at his first attempt, since he signed in 2008 the moving animated documentary Waltz with Bachir, which won numerous prizes: a César in the “Best foreign film” category, same category at the Golden Globe Award, six Ophirs of the cinema …
Check out the first images of WHERE IS ANNE FRANK!
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The short synopsis unveiled by The pact looks like this: “The story ? Kitty, the imaginary friend of Anne Frank to whom the famous diary was dedicated, has mysteriously come to life nowadays in the house where Anne and her family had taken refuge … “
Ari Folman was contacted by the Anne Frank Foundation, who told him about this crazy and educational project: adapt Anne Frank’s Diary At the movie theater. After having refused for the first time, the director finally accepted because he saw an opportunity to educate the young audience (or the not so young!) Who would not have read the book. His condition was to tell the story from the point of view of “Kitty” – and not Anne – the imaginary friend and alter ego of the latter, in her diary.
The film will be presented during the official selection out of competition of the Cannes Film Festival 2021. It is scheduled to hit theaters on November 24, 2021.
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