The diary of Anne Frank is an item that most people are very familiar with. Whether it’s something you studied in school or perhaps a story that you’ve seen adapted in films and TV series, the story of a young girl being hidden away from the Nazis during World War II is one of the most well-known in modern history. But her story has never quite been seen like it is in the new animated feature, “Where is Anne Frank?”
As seen in the trailer for the new film from the acclaimed director, Ari Folman, “Where is Anne Frank?” imagines the story of the young girl through the point of view of her imaginary friend, Kitty. And though the film does trace the final days of the young girl, it also shows Kitty (and the diary) in the modern era and how the world has grown to adore Anne’s story.
As mentioned, the new animated feature comes from filmmaker Ari Folman. He’s probably best known for his animated film, “Waltz with Bashir,” which was nominated for an Oscar a little more than a decade ago. Folman’s most recent feature is “The Congress,” a sci-fi animated feature that debuted at Cannes back in 2013. Considering Folman isn’t the most prolific director and only releases new films every five to 10 years, you can imagine why people are excited for “Where is Anne Frank?”
“Where is Anne Frank?” is set to have its world premiere out of competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. You can watch the trailer for the film below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Kitty, the imaginary friend of Anne, is desperate to prove that her best friend is still alive. Kitty is a child of today, she’s wild, smart, tough, nervy,unfettered; she flees the Anne Frank House, steals the diary and sets out on the most difficult journey of all: discovering Anne’s fate after she and her family were caught by the Gestapo.