Documentary Competition 2010: Mauerhase (Rabbit à la Berlin)

“I decided to make Rabbit à la Berlin when I heard that thousands of rabbits had lived free and happy, enclosed between the Berlin Walls.” Celebrated Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda wrote a letter of recommendation for the film-makers when they were raising money to make the film, he also attended an early screening of the completed project, “After the screening, he said something very interesting. He liked the film and he never expected that the rabbits would be such great actors! (…) I realized it was a unique chance to tell the history of communism and about the fates of my parents and friends (…) It took us four years to complete.” (Bartek Konopka)

Mauerhase (Rabbit à la Berlin) screens in competition at l’Alternativa on Monday 15th November 2010

 

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