The distributors, Trinity X have now issued their comments on the ban in a press release:
Trinity X saddened by BBFC decision to ban The Bunny Game
Trinity X, the recently formed DVD genre distribution arm of UK-based film distributor Trinity, described the BBFC’s decision to ban The Bunny Game as disappointing, worrying and sad.
Mark Sandell, co-director of Trinity, who acquired the film during Cannes this year, went on to say:
We knew the film was challenging and confrontational, but also felt, as a independent filmmaker, Adam Rehmeir (the director), had a highly original filmic eye and had elicited powerful performances from the cast. We did imagine that the BBFC might ask for cuts but an outright ban gives the film a twisted notoriety that, quite frankly, it doesn’t warrant.
Adam Rehmeier, the director commented : Rodleen and I didn’t make ‘The Bunny Game’ to glamorise prostitution. It is far from an erotic film. It is a modern cautionary tale grounded in reality.
Trinity is currently considering its options