26 2017

RED LETTER: HJFF Closing Night: “Fanny’s Journey”

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Herbert Gilman Theater, Mandell JCC 335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Contact Nicole Greenblatt

Hartford Jewish Film Festival Closing Night: Fanny’s Journey


French with English subtitles, France/Belgium 2016

94 minutes, Drama

Director: Lola Doillon


In 1943, Fanny Ben-Ami and her sisters were sent by their parents from France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrived in Italy, a plan was devised to transport the children in small groups to Switzerland. As the escape plans got underway, 11 children were suddenly on their own with the impossible goal of reaching the Swiss border and ultimately safety. In this true story of bravery, strength and perseverance, Fanny will stop at nothing to survive.


Dessert reception to follow. Tickets for this closing event are $25. Visit for more information or tickets.