Agnieszka Holland’s film about ‘refugees’ awarded in Venice

Agnieszka Holland received a special jury prize at the Venice Film Festival for ‘The Green Border’ – a film about the so-called refugees on the Polish-Belarusian border.

The 80th Venice International Film Festival ended Saturday.

“Green Border” awarded in Venice

There were two Polish films in the main competition: “The Green Border” by Agnieszka Holland and “The Woman from…” by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert. “The Green Border” received a Special Jury Award for the production of Agnieszka Holland.

While accepting the award, the director said the film was not easy to make, “as some may imagine, others may not.” – Thank you to the whole team, producers and co-producers. There has been a migration crisis in Europe since 2014. We are here today and the situation is still ongoing. People are in the woods, someone is taking away their dignity, some of them are dying. And it’s not that we don’t have the resources, Holland said.

The story about the so-called refugees

In Poland, Agnieszka Holland’s ‘The Green Border’ will hit cinemas on September 22. According to the announcement, it is a story about how each of us can unexpectedly find ourselves in a borderline situation and make choices between good and evil. However, looking at the trailer, it seems that the film will, as expected, fit perfectly into the left-wing narrative about the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. The film tells the story of the crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border from the perspective of “refugees”, Polish activists and border guards. The heroes are: a family from Syria, an English teacher from Afghanistan and a young border guard officer. In the film we see: Maciej Stuhr, Maja Ostaszewska, Tomasz Włosok and Agata Kulesza.

– I was interested in the ease with which good people can do very bad things, but also how some people show kindness and a sense of justice in borderline situations. Why is it that a person does things that are contrary to his interests, and even things that could cost him his life? We know this phenomenon from history and for me this phenomenon is reflected in the attitude of people who have been helping at the border for a year and a half. These human choices, including those of those who follow orders at this border, seemed the most interesting to me, Holland recently explained.

Sending illegal migrants

Let us not forget that since Belarusian authorities began transferring illegal migrants to Poland in 2021, Poland has been forced to deploy increasingly large law enforcement forces and financial resources to secure the border against people arriving from various countries in Africa and Asia have been supplied.

Contrary to the story that was maintained for a long time in left-wing circles, it turned out that we were not dealing with refugees from Afghanistan who left this country due to the restoration of the Taliban regime there after the withdrawal of the Americans.

Source: Do Rzeczy