After the screening author Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and actor Noah Schnapp (of Stranger Things fame) will join us for an exclusive Q&A!
Based on Morpurgo's bestselling novel, Waiting For Anya is the story of thirteen-year-old shepherd Jo (Schnapp) and those immediately around him: his family, his friends and strangers – some welcome and some not so.
The year is 1943 and although Europe may be ravaged by the horrors of the Second World War, Jo’s 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 (Jean Reno), 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.