Ari Folman to Direct Animated Anne Frank Movie

Ari Folman
Ari Folman

After dealing with the war in Lebanon and digital actors, well-regarded Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman is going to work on animated movie about life and Diary of Anne Frank.

The film will be produced by new Belgian company Purple Whale Films, which is co-owned by Folman’s Israeli production company, Bridgit Folman Film Gang, and Diana Elbaum’s Belgian production company Entre Chien et Loup.

This is the first time a director-producer team has been granted complete access to archives of the Anne Frank Fonds Basel founded by Otto Frank.

Folman, who won the European Film Award for best animation film with The Congress last weekend, said:

“Bringing the Anne Frank Diary to all screens is a fantastic opportunity and challenge as there is a real need for new artistic material to keep the memory alive for younger generations.”

Production will begin in the winter of 2014.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank