Birch Wood

Brzezina

Action shot
  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 90’
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 1970

An intimate and moving story about love, death, and solitude. The action of the film is set around 1920 in the pre-war Poland. Bolesław, a forester, dwells in a cottage hidden deep in the forest. His wife's death totally changes him. Only the presence of his daughter and a housemaid prevents him from turning into a complete recluse. Bolesław's ailing and tubercular brother returns home. He wants to live his last days to the fullest close to his family. This unexpected arrival leads to a subconscious and emotional rivalry between the two men.

  • Awards:
  • 1970 Milan International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award
  • 1971 Moscow International Film Festival – Golden Prize
  • 1973 Honorary Diploma of Finnish Filmmakers Association
  • 1975 Milan International Film Festival – Gold Stamp Award

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