The Birch Grove, short film
Caught between love and death, two brothers wrestle with their past in a dance towards reconciliation. A poetic film about the power of family ties, inspired by the novella of the same name by the Polish author, Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz.
Winner of Best Experimental Film & Grand Jury Prize @ Underexposed Film Festival.
"There’s a clean, sensitive elegance to both its evocative, emotional movements and beautifully framed scenes."
Newport Independent Online
"beautifully filmed, crafted and considered."
For over 30 years, Gabrielle Lansner’s creative work has crossed interdisciplinary boundaries, moving from pure dance works, to dance/theater, to musical theater and currently to film.
A gorgeous picture. So appreciated how you captured the spirit and conveyed a story fabulously! Great piece of dance on film.
Leslie Ann Coles, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto
Cynthia Ozick, Author
Lansner has a gift for creating vivid dramatic landscapes out of an almost seamless merging of text and movement.
The New York Times