Oscar winning director Caroline Link (Nowhere in Africa) directs this stunning adaptation of Judith Kerr’s best selling novel, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. The plot follows 9 year-old Anna (the outstanding Riva Krymalowski) who in 1933 has to flee Germany with her Jewish family because her father, a renowned journalist, has published articles criticizing Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. Aware that the family is in danger, they quickly depart for Switzerland leaving behind Anna’s favorite pink stuffed rabbit. We follow the family to Zurich, Paris and eventually London as they experience anti-Semitism, increasing poverty and cope with the challenges of being refugees. The touching musical score and stunning cinematography serve to enhance this beautiful tribute to a lost childhood and a moving perspective of German Jews who fled the country before the start of the war.
2020 Summer Institute films will be presented virtually.
Sunday, August 2 at 7:30pmVirtual Event