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“Waltz with Bashir” Director Ari Folman Will Make Animated Anne Frank Film

Ari Folman, the Israeli director of Waltz with Bashir and The Congress, has announced that his next animated film will be a family-friendly film based on Anne Frank’s diaries. “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,” Folman said in a statement.

Folman has been granted full access to the Anne Frank Fonds Basel archive. The film will be produced by Purple Whale, a new Belgian production firm that is owned in part by Folman’s Israeli company Bridgit Folman Film Gang and Belgian producer Entre Chien Et Loup. Production will begin by winter 2014.