Films Boutique Boards Agnieszka Holland’s ‘The Green Border’ (EXCLUSIVE) |

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Rolling disconnected a successful collaboration connected “Charlatan,” Films Boutique has boarded Agnieszka Holland’s adjacent movie “The Green Border,” which conscionable completed main photography successful Poland.

Now successful station production, “The Green Border” tells nan fateful communicative of a family of Syrian refugees, a solitary English coach from Afghanistan and a young separator guard, each of whom meet connected nan Polish-Belarusian separator during nan astir caller humanitarian situation triggered by President Lukaschenko opening doors to migrants successful Belarus arsenic a backmost doorway to participate nan EU. 

The screenplay, penned by Holland, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko and Maciej Pisuk, is inspired by existent events. Research for nan movie included hundreds of hours of archive analysis, interviews pinch refugees, separator guards, borderland residents, activists and experts.

A co-production betwixt Poland, France, Belgium and nan Czech Republic, “The Green Border” is produced by Marcin Wierzchosławski (Metro Films), Fred Bernstein (Astute Films) and Holland. Co-producers are Maria Blicharska, Damien McDonald (Blick Productions), Šárka Cimbalová (Marlene Film Production), Diana Elbaum and David Ragonig (Beluga Tree), while executive producers are chair of nan European Film Academy Mike Downey and Field Entertainment’s Jeff Field.

“The action takes spot astir a twelvemonth ago, erstwhile nan humanitarian situation connected nan separator began,” says Holland, who described “The Green Border” arsenic “a communicative astir nan aftermath of this awesome change.”

“It is not a movie astir refugees. Nor is it a movie astir Polish activists rescuing refugees aliases astir separator guards. Although these 3 perspectives are intertwined successful nan film. The movie is simply a communicative astir really each of america tin unexpectedly find ourselves successful a borderline business and having to make choices betwixt Good and Evil,” said nan three-time Oscar nominee whose best-known films see “In Darkness,”  nan Golden Globe winning “Europa, Europa,” “Spoor,” “Mr. Jones” and astir precocious “Charlatan.”

Holland, who’s besides directed prestigious TV shows specified arsenic “House of Cards” and “Treme,” says “The Green Border” “helps america understand that nan chat of civilized choices is not nan domain of academia, but is happening present and now, successful modern Poland.”

Until recently, Poland’s eastbound border, which separates Belarus from nan European Union, had “no barbed wire, nary walls,” and was considered “a tourer attraction.” But everything changed overnight, she says, arsenic it now brings together “people speaking a wide assortment of languages and looking different from nan locals began to look successful nan forest.”

“We are thrilled to proceed our collaboration pinch Agnieszka Holland pursuing ‘Charlatan,'” says Jean Christophe Simon, CEO of Films Boutique, “With ‘The Green Border,’ Agnieszka is again telling america an astonishing communicative questioning politics, European history and  showing nan complexity of quality beings and really our lives tin beryllium astatine liking astatine immoderate time.”

Simon said nan movie is besides a “fascinating travel up to her cult movie ‘Europa Europa’ much than 30 years after, showing that history tin repetition itself and that nan dream of Europe is simply a imperishable fight”.

The multinational formed includes Jalal Altawil (“Neighbours”), Maja Ostaszewska (“Body”), Tomasz Włosok (“How I Became a Gangster”), Behi Djanati Atai (“Welcome”), Mohamed Al Rashi (“Al Hadira: The Hangar”), Dalia Naous (“Escape from Raqqa”), Piotr Stramowski (“Pitbull: New Orders”), Jaśmina Polak (“The Wedding”), Marta Stalmierska ( “The Breach”), Agata Kulesza (“Ida”), Maciej Stuhr (“The Teacher”), Magdalena Popławska (“Panic Attack”).

The movie is supported by Eurimages, nan Czech Film Fund, nan CNC – Centre National du Cinema et L’Image Animée – Cinema du Monde, Sofica La Banque Postale Image 17 arsenic good arsenic Belgium’s Centre du Cinema et de L’Audiovisuel de la Federation Wallonie Bruxelles and CANAL+ Poland, Czech Television and ZDF/ARTE. It will beryllium distributed successful Poland by Kino Świat.