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An animated film brings to life the imaginary friend to whom Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager, was addressed in her diary. “Where is Anne Frank! saddress to both children and parents.

It is the most read diary in the world, Anne Frank’s diary, a teenage girl hidden during World War II in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). This time it is adapted as an animated feature film. Recall the Holocaust in cartoon, tricky bet for director Ari Folman : “I come from a family of Holocaust survivors and saw it as a mission. I also told myself that my children would never read this 365 page book “.

Anne Frank died in deportation at the age of 16. His journal, first published 75 years ago, has been translated worldwide, suitable for cinema and theater. In Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House has become a much visited place of memory. To modernize this version, the film is based on a passage from the book where the young girl talks about an imaginary friend, Kitty. It comes to life and escapes in our time of the newspaper on display. She discovers, in contact with migrants, that misery and war have not disappeared. Where’s Anne Frank!, to cinema from Wednesday December 8, is ideal for talking about the Shoah with children from 10 years old.


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