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      Where Is Anne Frank

      2021 1h 39m Drama Animation History Kids & Family List
      77% Tomatometer 53 Reviews 59% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Kitty, the imaginary girl to whom Anne Frank wrote her famous diary, comes to life in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Her memories reawakened by reading the diary, believing that if she's alive, Anne must be alive as well, she sets out on a quest to find Anne. We follow Kitty as she travels across Europe and back to Anne Frank's time, armed with the precious book, in search of her beloved friend... Read More Read Less
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      Where Is Anne Frank approaches a well-known story from a fresh angle while powerfully placing it in the context of the horrific tragedy that surrounds it.

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      Tara Brady Irish Times Working with Waltz with Bashir animation director Yoni Goodman, Folman places eye-catching 2D characters against exquisite stop-motion backgrounds. As if in answer to the title, the spectacular designs confirm that she’s right here. Rated: 4/5 Aug 13, 2022 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) The flashback events of Frank’s life are elegantly interlaced with Kitty’s journey and though a modern refugee subplot feels slightly ungainly, Folman never once loses sight of the overwhelming horror of the Holocaust. Rated: 4/5 Aug 12, 2022 Full Review Leslie Felperin Financial Times Israeli writer-director Ari Folman, whose own parents survived Auschwitz, explores that weird disconnect between myth and history by, paradoxically, using fantasy. Rated: 4/5 Aug 12, 2022 Full Review Daryl MacDonald InSession Film Where Is Anne Frank is a timely, and necessary story. It's just a shame Folman chose to tell that story in this way. Rated: D Apr 25, 2024 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills Ari Forman retells the famous Holocaust victim’s story in animated form, within a modern-day framework mixing fantasy and immigration politics. Mar 4, 2024 Full Review Steve Murray ArtsATL The film is an interesting experiment that doesn’t quite cohere. Feb 16, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member WENN DER KOHLKOPF DIE NAZIS RUFT In naher Zukunft, in der Stadt Amsterdam, sieht man die Menschen schick essen gehen oder in einem Zelt auf der Straße schlafen. In dieser Zeit erwacht das Tagebuch der Anne Frank zum Leben, in Form der rothaarigen Kitty. Kitty ist auf der Suche nach Anne, haben sie doch immer mit einander gesprochen. Doch muss sie feststellen das inzwischen vieles anders ist, von Anne und ihrer Familie ist keine Spur auszumachen. Dennoch ist der Name Anne Frank an nahezu jeder Ecke zu finden, selbst in ihrem Haus mit dem Versteck hinter dem Bücherregal strömen täglich viele Leute hindurch. Kitty ist sauer und will herausfinden was mit ihr passiert ist und warum Anne nicht weitergeschrieben hat. Dieser Film geht ca. 99 Minuten und ist ab 6 Jahren freigegeben. Wir haben hier ein Kriegsdrama in Zeichentrickstil rund um das weltberühmte Tagebuch. Mir gefiel das visuelle sehr, man spielt mit der Darstellung der Augen eines Kindes. Wie Anne sich die Nazis vorstellte oder sich in ihre Traumwelt ausmalte wie Clark Gable auf einem Pegasus die Feinde bekämpft. Ebenso ist jede Szene die mit Anne zu tun hat klasse und spannend. Umso trauriger ist es das man sich die meiste Zeit mit Kitty herumschlagen muss. Die Fantasie Freundin die real wird, sich sogar in ein Straßenkind verliebt und mit Leuten interagieren kann. Warum man Kitty nicht auf die Spur von Anne geschickt hat, die wichtigsten Punkte ihres Lebens zeigt und man stattdessen so einen Quatsch erfindet versteh ich nicht. Zum Schluss muss natürlich die Flüchtlingspolitik noch aufgemacht werden, anstatt sich um das Vermächtnis von Anne Frank und den Juden zu widmen. Am Ende bleibt ein darstellerisch schöner und zur Hälfte toll erzählter Streifen, der aber mit einer uninteressanten und strunzdummen anderen Hälfte verunstaltet wurde. Von mir bekommt der Film 5,5/10 Punkten. Die Hoffnung war groß bei Anne, bis sie im letzten Zug saß der das Lager verließ. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 05/24/24 Full Review Ranny L Where is Anne Frank? offers a poignant and innovative take on the story of Anne Frank through the lens of animation and the adventures of her imaginary friend, Kitty. I thoroughly enjoyed this film for its unique approach to storytelling and its ability to blend historical narratives with elements of fantasy. Directed by Ari Folman, the story unfolds as Anne Frank's diary comes to life years after Anne's death. Anne's imaginary friend, Kitty, embarks on a journey to find Anne, spending a lot of time trying to uncover the truth about Anne's fate. Kitty learns about the harrowing experience that Anne and her family experienced during the holocaust, and the heartbreaking reality of their demise. The film captivates audiences from the outset with its imaginative premise, as her imaginary friend Kitty, embarks on a quest to find Anne years after her death. This narrative device not only provides a fresh perspective on Anne's life but also allows for a deeper exploration of her experiences and legacy. The animation is beautifully crafted, bringing both the historical setting and the fantasy elements of life with vibrant visuals and rich detail. The adventure that Kitty undertakes to uncover the truth about Anne's fate is both suspenseful and emotionally resonant, keeping viewers engaged throughout. The film's message is that anyone has the right to live in freedom, no matter their race, religion, or culture. Be forewarned this film does contain moderate profanity. I give Where Is Anne Frank? 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 through 12, plus adults. Be sure to check it out. By Gavin S., KIDS FIRST! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Albert B They compare deportation to the holocaust...... yeah let that sink in. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/11/23 Full Review Ray W Beautifully drawn and stylised which makes you think and makes me want to actually read Ann Diary Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/30/23 Full Review Brok cat 7 Przepiękny animowany dramat, przystępny dla współczesnego odbiorcy. Nie rozumiem czemu ludzie go tak nie lubią. To przepiękna i tragiczna historia jednocześnie, popłakałam się jak go widziałem. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/19/23 Full Review Audience Member the animation the whole movie you must watch it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Kitty, the imaginary girl to whom Anne Frank wrote her famous diary, comes to life in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Her memories reawakened by reading the diary, believing that if she's alive, Anne must be alive as well, she sets out on a quest to find Anne. We follow Kitty as she travels across Europe and back to Anne Frank's time, armed with the precious book, in search of her beloved friend...
      Director
      Ari Folman
      Producer
      Olivier Bizet, Jani Thiltges, Yves Kugelmann, Ari Folman, Alexander Rodnyansky
      Screenwriter
      Anne Frank, Anne Frank
      Production Co
      Doghouse Films, Bridgit Folman Film Gang, AJH Films
      Genre
      Drama, Animation, History, Kids & Family
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 39m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)