2023 - 68th Edition
Official section - Feature films

GREEN BORDER

Agnieszka Holland
Poland, United States, France, Czech Republic, Belgium
 - 2023
National premiere

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. 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.

Agnieszka Holland

Born in Warsaw (Poland) in 1948, she studied filmmaking at Prague’s FAMU. After several jobs for television and theatre, in 1979 she directed her second feature film, ‘Provincial Actors’, screened at the 25th Seminci and winner of the Fipresci Prize at Cannes. With ‘Angry Harvest’ (1985) she received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film. Her feature ‘Europa Europa’ (1990) was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay. She also took part in the 37th edition of Seminci with ‘Olivier Olivier’, which won the award for best actress for Brigitte Roüan. She has also directed episodes of series such as ‘The Wire’, ‘Treme’ and ‘House of Cards’. In 2008, the MoMA in New York dedicated a complete retrospective to her ouvre. In 2011 she won the award for best director at the 56th edition of Valladolid’s Seminci with ‘In Darkness’, and in 2016 her film ‘Spoor’ won the award for best actress in Valladolid.

Screenings

Sat. 21, 8:30
Público, prensa y acreditados
Sat. 21, 8:30
Público, prensa y acreditados
Sat. 21, 8:30
Público, prensa y acreditados
147 min.
Sat. 21, 22:00
Presentation
Sat. 21, 22:00
Sat. 21, 22:00
147 min.
Sun. 22, 19:00
Sun. 22, 19:00
Sun. 22, 19:00
147 min.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Agnieszka Holland
SCREENPLAY
Agnieszka Holland, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Maciej Pisuk
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Tomasz Naumiuk
EDITOR
Pavel Hrdlička
SOUND
Roman Dymny
MUSIC
Frédéric Vercheval
PRODUCED BY
Marcin Wierzchosławski, Fred Bernstein, Agnieszka Holland, Maria Blicharska-Lacroix, Damien McDonald, Šárka Cimbalová, Diana Elbaum, David Ragonig, Dominika Kulczyk, Mike Downey
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Metro Films, Astute Films, Metro Lato, Blick Productions, Marlene Film Production, Beluga Tree, dFlights
CAST
Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Tomasz Włosok, Behi Djanati Atai, Mohamad Al Rashi, Dalia Naous, Piotr Stramowski, Jaśmina Polak
RUNNING TIME
147 min.
FORMAT
blanco y negro
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
Poland, United States, France, Czech Republic, Belgium
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2023
VERSION
O.V. in Polish and Arabic with English and Spanish subtitles
CONTACT
Films Boutique
(+49) 306 953 7850
IN SPAIN
Vercine
(+34) 93 518 44 87

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