As many as 425,194 viewers watched “The Green Border” in cinemas just 10 days after its premiere in Poland. The film, which was honored with a special award at the Venice Film Festival, was named the best opening for a Polish film in 2023, and has a chance to become the audience leader among domestic titles this year.
“Green border” was criticized by Tvardukh. “How is this possible?”
Szczepan Twardoch reviews the film, which received rave reviews from critics. Respected writer, author, among others, Crolla and Morvina, in a column in the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, notes that it is difficult to comment negatively on the production during the “scandalous attack of PiS officers.” He adds, “All the allegations made by Law and Justice Party politicians are fundamentally incorrect.”
He added: “I feel sorry for the director because she needs 24-hour protection, and I am ashamed that the President of the Republic of Poland has reached a new low, not only reviewing a film he has not seen, but also comparing it to Nazi propaganda.” “, writes Twardoch.
He also appreciates that the image loses its power over time: “No matter what nonsense other people say about it, ‘Green Borders’ arouses opposition to me. After the wonderful and shocking first part of the film, the refugees become a prop without subjectivity, an image.” The topic of interest of the intellectuals of the capital – and her suffering, nobility and courage became the appropriate topic, she is the true sacrifice, like Christ stripped of his clothes.
“The suffering and fate of the refugees are necessary only so that the main character can pity them, prove his humanity (…). How could any of the authors of The Green Border not feel this false tone? Is it because everyone remains in a liberal illusion that In which to replace the systematic redistribution of wealth with a momentary heartbeat, alms, a donation to a major Christmas charity orchestra or a dinner for three refugees? – asks the author in “Wyborcza”.
PiS won’t question this in ‘Green Border’
– Written by Ewa Szpunar from the Venice Film Festival.
The film features actresses and actors participating in aid on the Polish-Belarusian border, as well as refugees. As Davut Dudko noted in his review: “The film’s representational value cannot be questioned, even for today’s government camp, which rejects all arguments.”
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