Where Is Anne Frank

Where Is Anne Frank

ZFF 2021 #21

There's a worthwhile idea here – calling out the hypocrisy of a culture that elevates Anne Frank to virtual sainthood whilst turning a blind eye to the tens of millions of refugees in the world today, thus contributing to innumerable deaths. And I'll applaud any effort to keep alive and instill in a new generation the memory of the Holocaust, now that we're quickly losing the last generation of eyewitnesses.

But my word, does Folman drop the ball on that, with a premise that leans far too hard on its overexplained paramormal elements and atrocious writing that destroys any emotional poignancy – which, considering the subject matter, is quite a feat. Not even the animation is particularly good.

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