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 Zielona Granica opens our eyes, speaks to the heart, and challenges us to reflect on the moral choices that fall to ordinary people every day.

Fri Dec 08 7:00 pm Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theatre 3 Tickets
    presented by Maria Schrader
Sat Dec 09 9:45 pm Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theatre 6 Tickets
Sat Dec 09 6:00 pm Neues Off Tickets


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OT: Zielona granica
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Screenplay: Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko, Agnieszka Holland
Country: Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium 2023
Produktion: Metro Films, Astute Films, Metro Lato, Blick Productions, Marlene Film Production, Beluga Tree, dFlights, Downey Ink., ARTE
Cast: Jalal Altawil , Maja Ostaszewska , Behi Djanati Atai , Mohamad Al Rashi, Tomasz Włosok
Length: 152 min.
Language: Polish, Arabic, English, French OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Piffl Medien
Festivals: Venice, Mumbai, Toronto, New York, Kiew, Chicago, Taipeh, Busan, AFI, Philadelphia etc.
Awards: Venice Special Jury Prize and six other prizes, Chicago, La Roche-sur-Yon


European Film Awards 2023: Nominations “European Film”, “European Director”, “European Screenwriter”, “European University Film Award 2023”