RABBIT A LA BERLIN

Showings

Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Nov 6 8:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:discussion led by University of Iowa's German Department, Division of World Languages, Literatures &
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:51 minutes
Director:Bartosz Konopka
Year Released:2009
Production Country:Poland
Germany
Language:German
Polish

Description

Presented by the University of Iowa's German Department, Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures.

"Teasing and shrewd, a floppy-eared fable about the uneasy trade-offs between liberty and security. This cheeky parable plays like a totalitarian Watership Down." - The New York Times

"If Werner Herzog remade Watership Down, this would be his tempate. A lovely modern mini-myth, sarcastic and Beatrix Potter-y in turn." - The Village Voice

"The film is funny, witty, perverse, and yet seems perfectly balanced. Konopka plays the viewers' emotions with a skill of a virtuoso." - Filmweb

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Join FilmScene for this screening of the Academy Award-nominated Rabbit a la Berlin, a story of the thousands of wild rabbits that lived in the green belt of the Berlin Wall. As if this space was designed for them - full of untouched grass, free of predators - the rabbits lived for 28 years, enclosed but safe. When the Wall fell in 1989, the rabbits had to learn to live in the free world.

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