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."
THE441(435), Amsterdam


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Gabrielle Lansner

Gabrielle Lansner

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

...ingenious art...

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

Underexposed Film Festival

Underexposed Film Festival

the birch grove
Friday Nov 6, 7pm
Rock Hill, SC

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

the birch grove

October 10, 2015
San Francisco, CA

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