The Rabbit and the Teasel

In a world where petty opinions, hysteria, commotion and emotion have become the norm and neo-liberal humanity is rapidly losing sight of the path to happiness, The Rabbit And The Teasel is a breath of fresh air. Fiction and autobiographical elements mingle in a lyrical tale that drags the viewer into a universe of beauty, death, and decay. Author and director Els Dietvorst zooms in on the raw reality of a rainy year that drives the farmer to despair. In a timeless setting on the Irish countryside, a contemporary parable unfolds, as enchanting as it is confronting.

Written and directed by Els Dietvorst
Director of Photography: Hans Bruch Jr.
Sound Engineering by Gilles Laurent
Edited by Simon Arazi
'Water rising' song by Laura Hyland
Produced by Arielle Sleutel


Official selection
Visions du Reel, (medium lenght competition, international premiere), Switserland
Festival Planète Honnête, France
Festival Filmer a tout prix, (Panorame Belge), Belgium
Festival dei popoli, (SUI GENERI(S)* a special no-competitive section), Italy

*Sui generi(s) is a selection of films, shorts, mid-length and features from all over the world representing one of the last trends of the storytelling in documentary cinema: The creative rewriting of the genres in classic cinema.

De Morgen, 27/05/2014
H ART, 19/05/2014
Klara, Pompidou, 05/05/2014
DS Weekblad, 03/05/2014
FM Brussel, 30/04/2014
H ART, 17/04/2014

Author Els Dietvorst
Producer TONDO - Arielle Sleutel
Press & Communication Kathleen Weyts
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