WAITING FOR ANYA
In Select Cinemas 14 October
Noah Schnapp, Jean Reno, Thomas Kretschmann,
Frederick Schmidt & Anjelica Huston
The year is 1943 and although Europe may be ravaged by the horrors of World War II, Jo’s (Noah Schnapp) life in the picturesque French Pyrenees has remained remarkably untouched. That is, until Jo stumbles upon a dangerous secret: Jewish children are being smuggled out of Nazi-occupied France to the safety of Spain by the village outcast, widow Horcada (Anjelica Huston) and her son-in-law, Benjamin (Frederick Schmidt).
When German troops move into town, Jo finds himself caught in a perilous conspiracy and enlists the help of his grand-père, a veteran of The Great War. Responsible for the escape of a group of Jewish children, his own life on the line, Jo must grow up fast if they are going to survive. Set against the stunning backdrop of the French Pyrenees and perils of foreign occupation, this tale of a young boy’s triumph against the odds will set your heart racing and reignite your faith in the human spirit.
This is a true story and one that hits with the times of the pain and grief of war times. Well scripted and played out especially by Noah Schnapp and the rest of the cast and it was great to see Jean Reno, & Anjelica Huston on screen.