Rabbit å la Berlin is an until now untold story about wild rabbits living between the Berlin Walls. For 28 years Death Zone was their safest home – full of grass, no predators, guards protecting them from human beings. They were isolated, but happy. When their population grew to thousands, guards started to remove them, but the rabbits survived and stayed there. Unfortunately, one day the wall fell. Rabbits had to abandon the comfortable shelter. They moved to West Berlin and have been living there in several colonies since then. They are still learning how to live in the free world – just as we, the citizens of the Eastern Europe do.
Best Mid-Length Doc | Hot Docs Toronto, Canada, 2009
Magic Hour Award, Best Mid-Length Film | Planete Doc Review Warsaw, Poland, 2009
Jury Special Prize | Int. W. Puchalski Nature FF, Lodz, Poland, 2009
Golden Starfish Award, Best Film of Conflict and Resolution | Hamptons IFF, USA, 2009
Silver Eye Award, Best Mid-Length Documentary | Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic, 2009
Golden Teeth Award | Polish FF Chicago, USA, 2009
Jańcio Wodnik Award, Best Documentary | Polish Festival of the Film Art Prowincjonalia, Poland, 2010
CAST & CREW
Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosołowsk
Director of Photography
Born 1972. He holds a Master’s Degree in Film Science from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He studied journalism and worked as a TV/radio reporter for 4 years. In 2002 he finished his studies in film directing at K. Kieslowski's WRiTV Katowice and Andrzej Wajda's Master School of Film Directing, Warsaw. He directed numerous documentaries, commercials and video clips for TVP, TVN, MTV, and VIVA. He was nominated for Polityka Passport Award for the Best Young Talent. He is an expert at the Polish Film Institute. In 2010 he started shooting his full-length feature folm.
The Goat Walker (2004), Scenes from the Warsaw Uprising (2005), Three for the Taking (2006), Kings of Downtown (2007), Rabbit à la Berlin (2009), The Fear of Heights (2010)