Aleksander Kwaśniewski joined the group of politicians who decided to review Agnieszka Holland’s latest film “The Green Border”. The former president’s opinion differs significantly from those expressed by PiS politicians.
The film “The Green Border” devoted to the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border caused a wave of comments. Aleksander Kwaśniewski also decided to comment on Agnieszka Holland’s latest production. The former president – unlike many politicians who comment on the film – went to the cinema to see “Green border”.
According to the politician, it is a very difficult and depressing film. – The problem is so dramatic that it cannot be turned into a light, easy film. Agnieszka’s film is indeed strong and emotionally exhausting. He certainly cannot please the authorities, he said.
“Green border”. Review by Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Aleksander Kwaśniewski emphasized that it would be important for people holding the highest positions in the country to see The Green Border. He added that the migration problem is real and will not disappear in one day. – Migration is and will be and somehow we have to help each other and arrange our lives. This film has no conclusion, but at the end it has a very nice element and shows how Poles helped Ukrainians and that you can believe in people, he said.
The former president has no doubt that the authorities should refrain from criticizing Agnieszka Holland’s film. – The authorities who start reviewing films are either weak or stupid, or both, because artists have their own freedom. Art is created in opposition to what is happening, to the authorities, that’s all you need to understand. Holland is not calling for a revolution in this film, she is showing a problem that is unsolved. Our government is not wise, he argued.
Aleksander Kwaśniewski did not mince his words. He criticized Andrzej Duda
Aleksander Kwaśniewski was also asked by his daughter whether he felt offended that Andrzej Duda quoted the statement of Border Guard officers saying that “only pigs sit in the cinema.” During the German occupation, this slogan was used to describe those who collaborated with the Nazis.
– I believe that the president is a person who must be very careful with words and language. To say that there are pigs sitting in the cinema… I want to tell President Duda that there were many pigs today, and I was among them. Only now should he understand how senseless and inelegant his quote was, he concluded.