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.
Cast / Monika Frajczyk , Taim Ajjan , Talia Ajjan , Jalal Altawil , Maja Ostaszewska , Tomasz Włosok , Behi Djanati Atai , Mohamad Al Rashi , Dalia Naous , Jaśmina Polak , Joely Mbundu Writer / Agnieszka Holland , Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko , Maciej Pisuk DoP / Tomasz Naumiuk Editor / Pavel Hrdlička Sound / Roman Dymny Music / Frederic Vercheval
Release date / 19 October 2023