Green Border

Venice 2023
Special Jury Prize
Toronto 2023
New York 2023

Green Border

A Film by Agnieszka Holland

2023 - Poland/France/Czech Republic/Belgium - Drama - 152 min.

with Jalal Altawil , Maja Ostaszewska , Behi Djanati Atai , Mohamad Al Rashi & Tomasz Włosok

In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so called "green border" between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach the European Union are trapped in a geopolitical crisis cynically engineered by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. In an attempt to provoke Europe, refugees are lured to the border by propaganda promising easy passage to the EU. Pawns in this hidden war, the lives of Julia, a newly minted activist who has given up her comfortable life, Jan, a young border guard, and a Syrian family intertwine.

30 years after EUROPA EUROPA, three-time Oscar Nominee Agnieszka Holland's poignant new feature GREEN BORDER opens our eyes, speaks to the heart, and challenges us to reflect on the moral choices that fall to ordinary people every day.

Venice 2023
Special Jury Prize
Toronto 2023
New York 2023

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