The film “” was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. However, this is not the end of the director’s awards. Although the campaign against the creators of the work is still ongoing in Poland, the production was appreciated by the Vatican.
Agnieszka Holland honored in the Vatican
“The Green Border” will be shown in the Holy See soon. Agnieszka Holland and high-ranking representatives of the Catholic Church and the Apostolic Church will take part in the screening. The film and its director will be awarded the Fuoricampo Special Prize at the Vatican Film Archive in the presence of the highest Vatican hierarchs. The distinction is awarded every year to a film that moves people’s consciences and opens the hearts of viewers.
“The Green Border” will also be presented at the prestigious Tertio Millennio film festival in Rome. It is the only festival in the world founded by the Pope and organized jointly with the Vatican. The initiator of the event was John Paul II.
“It is a deeply Christian film”
Since its premiere, Agnieszka Holland’s film has also attracted the interest of Polish clergy and Catholic publicists. Tomasz Terlikowski claims that the production is “An important lesson in Christianity in difficult times.” In turn, Dominican Tomasz Dpowiedz wrote on his blog that “It is a deeply Christian film because it is about the transformation of evil into good.”
Last Sunday, Pope Francis’ letter to the faithful was read in churches across Poland, in which he referred to the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, celebrated for the 109th time. “It is necessary that every person, every woman, be guaranteed the opportunity to come and live with dignity in the society in which she finds herself,” Pope Francis said.
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