Screening at Phoenix and Everyman, Leeds as part of our UK Jewish Film: Back to the Cinema summer season.
Nine-year-old Anna’s carefree childhood is disrupted when her parents decide to flee Germany shortly before Hitler attains power. In their search for safety and livelihood, the close-knit family moves first to Switzerland, then France and finally, England – each move presents great challenges, but even greater rewards. Though she still harbours hopes of returning to Berlin, Anna gradually learns that home is wherever she is free to love, imagine and dream.
Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Caroline Link and based on Judith Kerr’s beloved semi-autobiographical book, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit superbly captures both the growing Nazi threat and the magic of childhood. An incredibly touching and uplifting tribute to Kerr, who passed away last May, and her timeless stories.
Certificate rating: 12
This film was premiered in the UK at the Opening Night Gala of the 2020 UK Jewish Film Festival