Oscar®-winning actress Helen Mirren narrates Anne Frank: Parallel Stories to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, in cinemas in UK and Ireland week commencing 27th January. Produced by 3D Produzioni & Nexo Digital, in collaboration with the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel.
Anne Frank would have been 90 this year. A new documentary tells the story of her life through the pages of her diary. This emotive telling is entwined with the stories of 5 Holocaust survivors who shared Anne’s same fate of deportation, suffering and were denied their childhood and adolescence, but were fortunately able to go on and live the life that Anne was denied.
Helen Mirren, tells the story of Anne’s life in the documentary Anne Frank: Parallel Stories.
Born in Frankfurt on 12th June 1929, this documentary is dedicated to her memory and has been created to tell the story of her life to mark what would have been her 90th birthday.
“This is a story we must never forget. We are beginning to lose the generation of people who are living witness of what happened in Europe in those terrible days, and so it’s all the more important to keep the memory alive looking into the future. With the advent of the wars in Syria, Libya, Iraq, with the immigration issue that’s happening in Europe, it’s so easy to start pointing your finger at different races, different tribes, different cultures, different people and say ‘you’re to blame for my problems’. So, I just feel the diary of Anne Frank is an amazing teaching tool, an amazing vessel to carry the real understanding of human experiences of the past into our present and very much into our future. I find it very, very important and that’s why I wanted to do this piece”. – Helen Mirren
In Cinemas 27th of January 2020