European Film Festival: The Green Border

The Green Border

Poland | 2023 | 147 min. | Agnieszka Holland

November 11, 2023

7:15 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian

European Film Festival - Frontline: Poland Movie Series presents The Green Border. The Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, the film depicts a migration crisis that erupted in late 2021 at Europe's gateway; a forested border between Poland and Belarus.

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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.

  • Director: Agnieszka Holland
  • Principal Cast: JalalAltawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Tomasz Wlosok, Mohamad Al Rashi
  • Country: Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 147 min.
  • Language: Polish, English, French, Arabic
  • Has Subtitles: Yes