MOVIE OF THE WEEK May 21, 2021: WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT

Based on the popular children’s book by Judith Kerr — which itself was based on her own experiences as a child — Caroline Link’s When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is the story of the Kemper family, German Jews who fled Berlin in the early 1930s as Hitler was coming to power. Told primarily through the perspective of young Anna (Riva Krymalowski), it’s a compelling drama about family and finding your place in the world.

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WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT – Review by Pam Grady

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is one of those rare family films that really is as appealing to adults as to children. It is an involving story, one that is clear enough for a child to understand with a heroine with whom it is easy to identify. For grownups who understand the full historical implications of the tale, it is a moving story of one family’s survival as the world is on the cusp of going mad.

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AMULET – Review by Marina Antunes

Amulet is very distinctly, and effectively, a movie that turns the concept of “male saviour rescuing the maiden in distress” on its ear. The final act is a victorious, completely unexpected turn, that feels completely out of left field until one considers the subtlety and stealth of the script.

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