The Great Rabbit

a film by Atsushi Wada

Once we called the noble, profound and mysterious existence The Great. We have moved with the time, our thought and conciousness has changed. And yet what makes us still keep calling it The Great?

Silver Bear - Berlin International Film Festival 2012

«If you believe in the Rabbit, you’ll believe in anything. If you don’t believe in the Rabbit, it means that you wouldn’t believe anything.»
Atsushi Wada

Atsushi Wada
Born in 1980. Graduated from Osaka Kyoiku University, Image Forum Institute of Moving image and Tokyo University of the Arts. Began to create the short animation works in self-study from 2002. Atsushi Wada likes to make comfortable movements and is always thinking about the Japanese traditional concept called "Ma", the tension produced between movements. “Day of Nose” (2005) won the Best Short Film in Norwich International Animation Festival and “Well, That’s Glasses” (2007) won the Best Film of the Young Jury in Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival. “In a Pig’s Eye” (2010) has been nominated in Zagreb, Annecy, Hiroshima, and Ottawa, and won the Best Film in Fantoche International Animation Film Festival and the Best Animation at Vila do Conde International Film Festival. “The Mechanism of Spring” (2010) premiered at the Venice Film Festival. "The Great Rabbit" won the Silver Bear at Berlin in 2012.

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Sacrebleu Productions
Created in January, 1999 by Ron Dyens, Sacrebleu Productions began to produce short films from 2001, with the release of " The Flame ". At first a fiction film production company, they began to produce animated films in 2003, and creative documentaries in 2007. Today, Sacrebleu Productions has produced more than fifty movies and achieved numerous selections in prestigious French and foreign festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, or Stuttgart, Hiroshima, Larissa, New York, Montreal etc. In 2010, Sacrebleu Productions received the Golden Palm of the short film for its animated movie " Bitch of a story " directed by Serge Avédikian.

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Directed by: Atsushi Wada
Produced by: Ron Dyens - Sacrebleu Productions & Tamaki Okamoto - CaRTe bLaNChe