La Petite Praire Aux Bouleaux (The Birch-Tree Meadow)
The film’s title comes from the French translation of Birkenau. In this eloquent film Myriam – in a dramatic performance by Anouk Aimée – is a French Jew and holocaust survivor. Sixty years after her imprisonment in Auschwitz, she decides to do something daring. She returns to finally confront her painful past. There, she meets a young German photographer Oskar, whose grandfather was an SS officer.
The film is partly autobiographical, Marceline Loridan-Ivens spent much of her childhood and adolescence as a prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps
France, Germany, Poland, 2003
Anouk Aimée, August Diehl, Marilu Marini, Claire Maurier, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Monique Couturier.
Tuesday September 17 – 17.00h