Michael Morpurgo's Waiting for Anya out in cinemas Friday 21 February

From the mind of world-renowned author Michael Morpurgo comes the cinematic adaptation of Waiting for Anya – a powerful and authentic true story of a young shepherd that had a key part to play in one of the world’s most shocking moments in history.

Based on the novel by the War Horse author, Waiting for Anya tells the story of Jo Lalande (played by Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp), a 13-year-old shepherd, his grandfather (played by Leon star Jean Reno) and a widow (played by Academy Award Winner for Prizzi’s Honor Angelica Huston), who help smuggle Jewish children across the border from occupied southern France into Spain during World War II.

Filmed in the village of Lescun and the surrounding Aspe Valley, France in which the true to life story also originated, the film boasts an all-stellar cast including; Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things), Anjelica Huston (Ever After, The Addams Family), Jean Reno (Leon, The Big Blue, Ronin), Frederick Schmidt (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Thomas Kretschmann (The Pianist, Central Intelligence) and Nicholas Rowe (Riviera, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).

http://www.beentothemovies.com/2020/02/michael-morpurgos-waiting-for-anya-out.html

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