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7 Ratings

The Birch-Tree Meadow

La petite prairie aux bouleaux

Germany, Poland, 2003


Anouk Aimée portrays a holocaust survivor in Marcelline Loridan-Ivens’ debut film, The Birch-Tree Meadow. Myriam attends a reunion of survivors where she wins a ticket to Krakow, Poland. After some debate, she decides to journey back to the place of the worst horror she has ever known.

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The Birch-Tree Meadow Directed by Marceline Loridan Ivens

Awards & Festivals

Munich Film Festival

2003 | 2 wins including: Bernhard Wicki Film Award

Critics reviews

A film that absolutely knocked me out with its incomparable visual beauty, its exploration of traumatic memory, its unexpected historical resonances, and its gently hopeful message about human communication and community.
December 30, 2018
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