Anne Frank Remembered (1995)

JON BLAIR

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

United Kingdom/USA/The Netherlands, 1995.  Anne Frank House, British Broadcasting Corporation, Disney Channel, The Jon Blair Film Company.  Screenplay by Jon Blair, with writings from the diary of .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Jon Blair.  Music by .  Film Editing by .  

What you’ve learned from dramatic films like The Diary Of Anne Frank is nothing compared to the information that is put across in this stunning, Oscar-winning documentary. Director Jon Blair interviews experts on World War II-era Germany to great effect, but even more impressive are the interviews with neighbours and friends of the Frank family who recall the young woman now known as Hitler’s most famous victim, and give a fully fleshed portrait of her life.

Both fascinating and moving, the film explores not only Frank’s ambitions, experiences and the information recorded in her now famous diary but also its cultural effect in the years since. Narrated by , with diary readings by  and .

Academy Award:  Best Documentary Feature

Toronto International Film Festival:  1995

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