On September 5, “Green Border” had its premiere at the festival in Venice, competing for the Golden Lion with the most important directors and directors of world cinema. The film features actresses and actors involved in helping at the Polish-Belarusian border, as well as refugees.
Border guards write to Agnieszka Holland. “A dark joke”
Holland has been attacked by both TVP and politicians from the ruling party for several months over her image (still waiting for the premiere). Krystina Pawlovich wrote about the “shameful creep stalking Polish families,” ZBigniew Ziobro recalled the Third Reich in the context of the director. The director expects compensation from the Minister of Justice, otherwise the case of his statement will go to court.
This time about the “green border”, without seeing the film, which is still waiting for the Polish premiere (September 22), on Friday, September 8, trade unionists from the Vistula Border Guard Ministry spoke in a statement. They believe the image is a “propaganda product” and depicts the Polish state as an inhumane dictatorship, and Polish soldiers and functionaries as soulless chain dogs of an oppressive regime. We read of “shame” and “deepest contempt.”
The guards repeat the account of the refugees being frightened at the border, arguing that “a multitude of strong, aggressive and unstoppable intruders”.
Agnieszka Holland’s words that the defenders of the Polish border had at most engineers, doctors or writers against them are like a dark joke. Almost every day police cars return to border patrol bases with sloping bodywork and broken windows. Boys and girls from the border that what falls on them The Belarusian side is only the caliper, the bait and the lack. Pigs are sitting in the cinema. “.
“Green borders” are not new “consequences.”
Green Border is a black and white drama about the crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, based on real events. Three points of view intertwine in it: refugees exploited by the Lukashenko regime, activists helping in the border jungle, and border guards.
– wrote Ewa Szponar from the Venice Film Festival.
After the attacks on the film, an open letter was launched online in defense of Agnieszka Holland. Jerzy Owsiak pointed it out when commenting on Ziobro’s lyrics.
“Amateur social media maven. Pop cultureaholic. Troublemaker. Internet evangelist. Typical bacon ninja. Communicator. Zombie aficionado.”