Where’s Anne Frank !: Ari Folman brings the ghosts of history to life


CRITICAL – The director of Waltz with Bachir returns with a pretty animated and family fable which revisits the fate of the young Jewess deported to Auschwitz in 1944.

And suddenly, a storm blows over Amsterdam in the early hours of the morning. The thunder rumbles, the wind blows, and a heavy rain falls on the shiny pavement of a street where visitors are starting to queue… Everyone is waiting for a house to open. The one where Anne Frank and her family took refuge in 1942 to escape the Nazis, who were hunting down the Jews. This building, which has since become a museum, has since been visited by tourists from all over the world.

The lightning flashes. In the same way as for Frankenstein’s monster, one of them descends on the Anne Frank Diary. Sleeping between the lines of the book, a modern Sleeping Beauty suddenly comes to life thanks to the ink of this bestseller, which has sold more than 70 million copies. Her name is Kitty. She is the imaginary friend of Anne Frank, to whom the journal was dedicated. Pretty mischievous redhead, a little wild, this mischievous ghost character begins by haunting Anne’s house in search of the one who has it.

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