The Birchwood

Brzezina, 1970, 99 min.

The Birchwood (1970)
Awards

1970

MIFED in Milan
FIPRESCI Award

1971

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

1975

IFF in Milan
“Gold Seal”

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
Piano Owner Alina Szpak
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.