Directed by the acclaimed, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), Where is Anne Frank is a re-imagining of the Anne Frank story in contemporary times, speculating on how she might feel about the mistreatment of refugees in Europe today. The film begins with a miracle: Kitty, the imaginary friend to whom Anne Frank wrote in her famous Diary, comes to life in present-day Amsterdam. Unaware that 75 years have gone by, Kitty is convinced that if she is alive, then Anne must be alive too. Where is Anne Frank tells the story of Kitty’s quest across contemporary Europe to find her beloved friend. Armed with the precious Diary and with help from her friend Peter, who runs a secret shelter for undocumented refugees, Kitty follows Anne’s traces, from the Annex to her tragic end in the Holocaust. Disoriented by our broken world, and the injustices that child refugees endure, Kitty wants to fulfill Anne’s cause. Through her honesty, she presents a message of hope and generosity addressed to future generations.
Ari Folman is an Israeli director, screenwriter, and film score composer. He has written for several successful IsraeliTV series, including the award-winning In Therapy (Be Tipul), which was the basis for the HBO series In Treatment. He is the director of the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir and The Congress.