• Director

    Agnieszka Holland

  • With

    Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Behi Djanati Atai, Mohamad Al Rashi

  • Poland-France-Czech Republic-Belgium 2023. 152min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

  • A Modern Films release

Some 30 years after she made Europa Europa, three-time Oscar-nominee Agnieszka Holland returns with a powerful, timely and award-winning feature that speaks to the heart as it addresses global migration with striking urgency. Unflinching in its exploration of the current migrant crisis, Green Border draws on real-life experiences of refugees journeying through the primeval forest on the Polish-Belarusian border to seek asylum in the EU. The issues are political and strategic, but here the focus is on inter-personal relationships and everyday experience. Working with refugees and professional actors, Holland presents a variety of perspectives – refugees, aid workers and border guards – challenging us to confront complex moral choices. How would we respond? Are we comfortable with decisions made in our name? Shot in stark monochrome, Green Border is a call for compassion for those who desperately need it and a plea for humanity toward those who withhold it.

Maggi Hurt, Advance Programme Co-ordinator

Content warning: Contains violence and distressing themes.

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