Inspired by real events associated with the refugee crisis at the Polish border, Green Border follows two interconnected narratives: the harrowing journey of a Syrian refugee family attempting to enter Europe through Belarus, enduring extreme violence in the process, and the perspective of a Polish border guard who grapples with serious moral dilemmas while witnessing such atrocities. Intense and provocative, the film is a raw and impactful exploration of the humanitarian crisis and a sharp critique of the anti-refugee policies in place in Poland. Severely criticized by the Polish government and conservative sectors, Green Border garnered international acclaim and received the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

  • Duration: 147’
  • Production year: 2023
  • Country: PL, US, FR, CZ, BE, DE, TR
  • Language: PL, AR, EN, FR Subtitles: PT
  • Venice Film Festival – Special Jury Prize

Agnieszka Holland