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21TH edition NOVEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 7, 2024

Green Border (Zielona granica)

Agnieszka Holland

Poland, USA, France, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Turkey

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Director's Biography

Polish director and scriptwriter Agnieszka Holland was born in Warsaw in 1948. After graduating from FAMU in Prague in 1971, she began her film career working as an assistant director of Krzysztof Zanussi and was mentored by Andrzej Wajda. Her first feature film was Provincial Actors (1978), winner of the International Critics Prize at the Festival de Cannes in 1980. Throughout her work life, Holland has been nominated for Academy Awards three times: for Angry Harvest (1985), Europa Europa (1990), and In Darkness (2011). Holland’s numerous features include Olivier, Olivier (1992), The Secret Garden (1993), Total Eclipse (1995), Julie Walking Home (2001), Spoor (2017), Mr. Jones (2019), and Charlatan (2020), among others. She has also directed episodes of many notable television series, including Treme and House of Cards.

Polish, Arab, English, French
Screenings :
Thurs 30 / 20h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs
Thurs 30 / 20h00 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the “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. The lives of Julia, a newly minted activist who has given up her comfortable life; Jan, a young border guard; and a Syrian family — all of them pawns in this hidden war — intertwine.

Director Agnieszka Holland
Producer Marcin Wierzchosłąwski, Fred Bernstein, Agnieszka Holland
Screenwriter Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Agnieszka Holland
Cinematographer Tomek Naumiuk
Art Director Katarzyna Jędrzejczyk
Editor Pavel Hrdlička
Sound Renaud Bajeux
Music Frédéric Vercheval
Colour Black and white
Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Behi Djanati Atai, Mohamad Al Rashi, Dalia Naous, Tomasz Włosok
Production Company Metro Film. Astute Films, Blick Productions
International Sales Company Films Boutique
Distributor Moving Turtle


Poland, USA, France, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Turkey






Polish, Arab, English, French