|CEE Animation Forum
A young woman in a bunny costume undertakes an inner journey in which she will understand the original drama that causes her suffering: the pain of not knowing how to be loved.
A baby-girl, very sad and lonely because no child wants to play with her, takes refuge in a tent. But frightening things, beyond our sight, happen in it. When she comes out, the baby girl appears transformed into a young woman in a grotesque bunny costume: she’s Bunny Girl. Falling down through a hole in the floor she ends up in a world of enormous and sensual breasts which she enjoys bouncing happily on. She will cross the path of her pregnant mother, her father (but he evaporates), her childhood memories, and will end up in a very narrow egg that she makes explode which takes her to a playground inhabited by a weird man. She plays and makes love with him, but suddenly he becomes huge and scary, hurting her a lot with his minacious and gigantic penis. Bunny Girl, after becoming transparent, understands that to be able to be really seen, be free and be truly loved for who she is, she has to take off the bunny costume.
I don't exist but I’m based on a true story, said the Bunny. Sometimes certain things happen that are bigger than our strength and our possibilities, because we are a child and we are small. Sometimes not understanding and not remembering is the only possibility we have to protect ourselves, but this can generate a mechanism that keeps us searching for situations in which we are abused, in order to relive the original drama and understand it better. Not understanding and not remembering keeps us in a prison of fear with the risk of being dominated by fear itself. Understanding gives us freedom. Making this film is an act of courage. It’s my chance to understand, remember and grow. The power of a story lies in the experience that you lived to tell it and I think this story could have great strength. I don’t know how to be loved, it’s the kind of pain that never leaves me and with which I don’t know what to do. It’s my burden: so I decided to make a film about it.
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Production companySacrebleu Productions