Lillian Birnbaum

Independent producer, photographer and director was born in New York, raised in Vienna, currently resides in Paris.
In 2010 she founded peartree-entertainment,a development and production company.
Between 1997 and 2009 Lillian Birnbaum developed and produced award winning films for the legendary Swiss producer Arthur Cohn.

As Executive Producer

1998, Central Station
produced by Arhur Cohn and Martine de Clermont Tonnere
directed by Walter Salles
with Fernanda Montenegro and Vinicius de Oliviera
won the Golden Bear in Berlin 1998
nominated for 2 Oscars




1999, One Day In September
produced by John Battsek and Arthur Cohn
directed by Kevin MacDonald
won the Oscar in 2000 for Best Documentary






2001, Behind the Sun
produced by Arthur Cohn
directed by Walter Salles
with Rodrigo Santoro and José Dumont
(Golden Globe nomination)





2007, The Children of Huang Shi
produced Arthur Cohn and Wieland Schulz-Keil
directed by Roger Spottiswoode,
with Jonathan Rhys Myers, Radha Mitchell and Chow Yun Fat





2008, The Yellow Handkerchief
produced by Arthur Cohn
directed by Udayan Prasad
with William Hurt, Maria Bello,
Kristin Stewart and Eddie Redmayne





As Director

2001, Video Clip
The Beethoven Violin Concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter and Kurt Mazur
for record label Deutsche Grammophon2007





Lillian Birnbaum codirected with Peter Stephan Jungk
the documentary film A Bridge Between Two Worlds,
on Sir André Previn for Austrian and German TV






As Photographer

Lillian Birnbaum exhibits her photography work
on a regular basis and has published several books…