The 27th edition of the Tertio Millennio Film Fest will be held in Rome from November 14 to 18 under the slogan “Harmony of differences”. During the festival, the film “Green Border” by Agnieszka Holland will be shown, which won the special jury prize at the festival in Venice, but is boycotted by the government in the director’s home country.
The festival organizers awarded “Green Border” for its ability to “shock consciences” and raise the topic of “the search for the deepest meaning of life.”
On November 13, at the Vatican Film Archive, Agnieszka Holland will receive the Fuoricampo Special Award in the presence of senior representatives of the clergy of the Catholic Church.
The festival is organized under the patronage of the Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education and the Dicastery for Communication. The Fuoricampo Prize is awarded every year to a film that “opens the hearts of viewers.”
At the beginning of September, the film “Green Border” was awarded a special jury prize at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. Agnieszka Holland’s film entered Polish cinemas on Friday, September 22. The picture tells about the events on the Polish-Belarusian border. “The film intertwines three perspectives – refugees, Polish activists and border guards,” we read in the distributor’s materials.
Agnieszka Holland’s film caused a wave of comments from Polish politicians even before its premiere. Representatives of the ruling camp in Poland accused the creators of slandering the Polish uniform. – I think the best word to describe this film is a disgusting lampoon – said Błażej Poboży, deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, at a press conference.
The director does not agree with these opinions and asks politicians to see the film.