The Birch-Tree Meadow

2003 Drama

Anouk Aimée portrays a holocaust survivor in Marcelline Loridan-Ivens' debut film, The Birch-Tree Meadow. Myriam (Aimée) 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. After learning about the different kinds of Jewish eateries in Krakow, Myriam gathers the courage to see Auschwitz, were she confronts her own guilt over the death of a friend and meets a sympathetic man who has his own connection to their shared history. This film was screened at the Berlin Film Festival.~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide