The Birchwood

Brzezina, 1970, 99 min.

The Birchwood (1970)

Awards

1970
FIPRESCI Award at the MIFED in Milan

1971
IFF in Moscow
Gold Medal for Andrzej Wajda
and Actors Award for Daniel Olbrychski

1975
“Gold Seal” at the IFF in Milan

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz
Cinematography Zygmunt Samosiuk
Music Andrzej Korzynski
Art Direction Maciej Putowski

Cast

Boleslaw Daniel Olbrychski
Malina Emila Krakowska
Stanislaw Olgierd Lukaszewicz
Michal Marek Perepeczko

 

Story

The story of two brothers – one seriously ill, but full of life; the other, a grieving widower, envious of his brother’s high spirit in the face of death.