WELLINGTON FILM SOCIETY
Members Only. Memberships available before the screening. Desk opens 5.45pm
Annual General Meeting, followed by two films marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, screening in cooperation with the Goethe Institut.
ESTERHAZY (Izabela Plucinska, Germany/Poland 2009) PG
RABBIT A LA BERLIN (Bartoz Konopka, Germany/Poland 2009)
The first is an animated short film which follows a rabbit on his journey to Berlin to search for the mythical rabbit paradise that exists between the walls.
The second is an Oscar nominated short that is a tall-but-true tale from a rabbit's point of view. The no man's land that was once the eastern side of the Berlin Wall is now the skyscraper center of Berlin. For 28 years, the strip of earth enclosed between the two walls was the safest of enclaves for rabbits. Full of grass, no predators, guards to ensure that no one disturbed them. But sadly, one day, the wall fell... The rabbits' fate serves as a guise for an allegorical tale of a totalitarian system.