Visions of Europe: Preview: Green Border

BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmVisions of Europe: Preview: Green Border

Showing: 14 April 2024

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Sun 14 Apr 2024

CertificateNot Rated
Year2023
GenreDrama
Director(s)Agnieszka Holland
Writer(s)Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Lazarkiewicz, Agnieszka Holland
LanguagePolish, Arabic, English, French
CountryPoland, USA, France, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Turkey
Running Time2HR 32MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles, Recommended 18+
SeasonVisions of Europe

30 years after Europa Europa, three-time Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland's poignant new feature Green Border opens our eyes, speaks to the heart, and challenges us to reflect on the moral choices that fall to ordinary people every day.

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.

Thanks to Modern Films for this preview. Green Border is released on 7 June.

From 29 March to 18 April, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of films, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen. This year, all Visions of Europe screenings are Pay What You Can, find out more.