In rural England, Fiver, a young rabbit receives a frightening vision of his warren’s imminent destruction. When he and his brother fail to convince their chief rabbit of the need to evacuate, they set out on their own, seeking a new home and encountering perils and temptations along the way.
Patient zero in the epidemic of formative childhood traumas, this animated adaptation of Richard Adams’ anthropomorphic novel has lost none of its allegorical power. At once a pastoral fable of rural England and a horror movie for kids, Watership Down is a British classic—once seen, never forgotten.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria