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4.1
150 Ratings

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Directed by Elia Kazan
United States, 1945
Drama

Synopsis

Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Directed by Elia Kazan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1946 | Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1946 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay

National Board of Review

1945 | Winner: Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board

2010 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a film that relies on words, on their capacity to define – or conceal – something, on their power to transport the narrative to another level. It is words that create reality, just as they do in a stage play… And it is precisely the faith in language and its power to make the world better that shines through the film and gives it a particular luster.
January 14, 2015
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