Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 27: Mauerhase

Pandaemonium Germanicum presents the PG Kino Spring 2011 series, "Berlin Films II: Love, Life, and Murder”

MAUERHASE (Rabbit à la Berlin)

dirs. Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosołowski
2009, 49 min. In German (no subtitles)

“The cold war has been examined from many different perspectives
. Only now, though, are we getting the rabbit's point of view on the division of Europe in the postwar years. Bartek Konopka's Oscar-nominated documentary tells the largely ignored story of the thousands of wild rabbits who thrived in the so-called death zone of the Berlin Wall – the strip of no man's land on the eastern side of the wall.

Rabbit à la Berlin isn't exactly a natural history documentary. It is intended more as an allegorical study of a totalitarian system. The rabbits are used as a device to burrow into recent east European social history. Just as the rabbits were expelled from their makeshift Eden when the Berlin wall came down, many in the Soviet bloc had to adjust to the strange new post-communist world.”

-The Guardian

Preceded by an introduction and followed by an open discussion
Free and open to the public

(photo from http://cranesareflying1.blogspot.com/2011/03/rabbit-la-berlin.html)

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