Green Border

Dir: Agnieszka Holland
Cast: Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Behi Djanati Atai
152mins   2023    Poland | US | France | Czech Republic   TBC   Polish | Arabic | English | French    Subtitled    F-Rated

Part of our Refugee Stories series

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.

'A vital bearing of cinematic witness to what is happening in Europe right now' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


Fri 21 June