Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium


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.

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.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland

Written by: Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Lazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Agnieszka Holland

Produced by: Marcin Wierzchoslawski, Fred Bernstein, Agnieszka Holland

Cinematography: Tomasz Naumiuk

Editing: Pavel Hrdlicka

Production Design: Katarzyna Jedrzejczyk

Costume Design: Katarzyna Lewinska

Make-Up & Hair: Aneta Brzozowska

Original Score: Frédéric Vercheval

Sound: Roman Dymny

Casting: Paulina Krajnik, Behi Djanati Atai (France), Kadija Leclere (Belgium), Mary Melhem (Turkey)

Cast: Jalal Altawil (Bashir), Maja Ostaszewska (Julia), Behi Djanati Atai (Leila), Mohamad Al Rashi (Grandpa), Dalia Naous (Amina)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Director 2023
  • European Screenwriter 2023
  • European Film 2023
  • European University Film Award 2023
  • Feature Film Selection 2023