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Green Border

2h 32m Drama 2023

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This stunning new drama by Academy-Award nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland zeroes in on the human collateral and political opportunism at stake in Europe’s battle over migration. In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so called “green border” between Belarus and Poland, migrants 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 the EU, migrants are lured to the border by propaganda promising easy passage to the bloc. 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 refugee family intertwine.

Winner of the Special Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival 2023


Polish, Arabic, English, French