Rabbit à la Berlin

Królik po berlińsku, 2009, 40 min.

Rabbit à la Berlin (2009)
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Awards

2011
Nominee for the 82nd Academy Awards® in Documentary Short Subject category

Lund Architecture Film Festival, Sweden
Guldbagen ArchFilmLund Prize for a best documentary about city/architecture

2009
HotDocs Canadian IDF
Best Mid-Length Documentary

Krakow Film Festival
Golden Hobby-Horse

Planete Doc Review FF
Main Prize

Hamptons IFF
Best Film of Conflict and Resolution

Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic
Silver Eye Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary

Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago
Golden Teeth for the Best Documentary

Production
Director Bartosz Konopka
Screenplay Bartosz Konopka, Piotr Rosolowski
Cinematography Piotr Rosolowski
Music Piotr Cieslak
Producer Anna Wydra
Story
A story about thousands of wild rabbits which lived in the Death Zone of the Berlin Wall. As if the green belt between the two walls was “designed” for those animals-full of untouched grass, the predators stayed behind the wall and the guards made sure no one “disturbed” the rabbits. They had been living there for 28 years, enclosed but safe. Unfortunately, the Wall fell down one day and the rabbits had to look for another place to live. The film is an allegory which brings closer the history of Eastern Europe as seen from the “rabbit” perspective…