The graphic adaptation of one of the world's most loved books.
Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She died in Bergen-Belsen,
three months short of her sixteenth birthday.
Ari Folman is a film director, screenwriter and film score composer, who directed the Oscar-nominated Waltz with Bashir.
David Polonsky is an award-winning illustrator and designer.
Astonishing and excruciating. It gnaws at us still * New York Times
Book Review *
A modern classic * The Times *
One of the greatest books of the [last] century * Guardian *
Rings down the decades as the most moving testament to the persecution of innocence * Daily Mail *
Of all the multitudes who throughout history have spoken for human dignity in times of great suffering and loss, no voice is more compelling than that of Anne Frank -- John F. Kennedy
A masterpiece * Il Mattino (Italy) *
A remarkable reading and visual experience * Frankfurter Neue Presse (Germany) *
Mesmerizing... Polonsky creates unforgettable panels that enable us to see Anne Frank's writing in a fresh light * Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany) *
Folman and Polonsky . . . focus on illuminating its humor, insight, and supporting cast in this spirited graphic adaption . . . Anne, drawn with large dark eyes, blooms like the hardiest, loveliest weed-a moody teenager whose wit, self-awareness, and rich fantasy life take center stage . . . The beauty of Anne's life and the untarnished power of her legacy-here further elevated by Folman and Polonsky-are heartening reminders of the horror of her fate.* Publishers Weekly *
Evocatively crafted, this comic brings Frank's world to life for all ages but takes care to respect and prioritize the primacy of her story in her own words.* Library Journal *
'Even deep sleep brings no redemption,' she writes. 'The dreams still creep in.' Those dreams bring out the best of the illustrations amid the depictions of the everyday confinement in which Anne, her family, and others are hiding. A different format distills and renews Frank's achievement.* Kirkus Reviews *
Emphasizes the visual nature of Frank's text . . . Bring[s] renewed vigor . . . Powerful . . . points us to the very gap, between what we, her readers, can imagine for her of her missed future, and what she would never have the opportunity to live through.* Women's Review of Books *
In producing this first ever graphic adaptation of the diary Ari
Folman and David Polonsky continue Anne's work, doing a great
service to younger and future generations by helping to keep the
story of Anne Frank as fresh,
compelling and vital as it ever was.