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Green Border

Green Border

Green Border

Dir. Agnieszka Holland
147 min

At the “green border”, an almost impassable swamp between Poland and Belarus, immigrants struggle to reach the former, which is doing everything possible to keep them out, with traumatic results.

Agnieszka Holland, one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers, has focused her camera on her native Poland in this devastating film about the refugee crisis. Shot documentary-style, and from a shifting perspective (from refugees to border guards to activists), Holland’s magnum opus takes a god’s eye view of this immigrant crisis, and the result is a stunning work of filmmaking. Acclaimed around the world but condemned in Poland, Green Border must not be missed.

Content advisory: violence

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 147 min
Country/Region: Poland, Czechia, France, Belgium
Language: Polish, English, Arabic, French
Print Source: Kino Lorber
Tags: Drama, Human Rights, Politics, War, Women Directors


Director: Agnieszka Holland
Executive Producer: Mike Downey, Jeff Field, Daniel Bergmann
Producer: Marcin Wierzchoslawski, Fred Bernstein, Agnieszka Holland
Cinematographer: Tomasz Naumiuk
Screenwriter: Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Lazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Agnieszka Holland
Editor: Pavel Hrdlicka
Composer: Frédéric Vercheval
Principal Cast: Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Behi Djanati-Atai, Mohamad Al Rashi, Dalia Naous