Green Border

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The “Green Border” between Poland and Belarus is not only about politics but also prompts reflection on the ethics of modern Europe as a whole. Interwoven with multiple destinies, this film raises questions about our core values.

Manipulated through propaganda, human traffickers, and intermediaries, refugees are lured to the "green border" between Belarus and Poland—the supposed "easy way" into Europe and Sweden for a Syrian family seeking safety. Their story intertwines with that of an English teacher from Afghanistan, a Polish border guard, and a group of activists on the same side of the border—each merely a pawn in this geopolitical crisis. The Syrian family, fleeing violence and oppression, faces brutal border guards in both Poland and Belarus. One of these guards slowly awakens to the suffering routinely inflicted by his profession

Holland's film confronts the moral, emotional, and physical challenges with significant doses of unpredictability. It is a haunting drama that delves into the complex interplay between officials, activists, and civilians, challenging society to confront the harsh realities faced by migrants.


Agnieszka Holland (b. 1948) is known for her significant contributions to Polish cinema as a film and TV director and screenwriter. She began her career as an assistant to directors Krzysztof Zanussi and Andrzej Wajda before emigrating to France just before the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981. She is best known for films such as Europa Europa, which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination, The Secret Garden, Angry Harvest, and the Holocaust drama In Darkness. The last two were both nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2017, she received the Alfred Bauer Prize (Silver Bear) for her film Spoor at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2023, her film Green Border won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival.


2019 Den sorte jord
2017 Spoor
1995 Total Eclipse
1993 The Secret Garden
1990 Europa Europa

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