Opening Night Gala film and UK Premiere
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.
This film is accompanied by an interview with the film’s director Caroline Link and author (and son of Judith Kerr) Matthew Kneale in conversation with Jonathan Freedland.
Sponsored by Rosemarie Nathanson Charitable Trust.