Border - Best of DFF41 | Denver Film Society | Ali Abbasi | Sweden

Border - Best of DFF41

Ali Abbasi

Fantasy, Thriller

SwedishEnglish SubtitlesSweden2018110 minWebsite

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MUST END Thursday, December 13th at the Sie FilmCenter! One of our Best of DFF41 films!

Darkly funny and profoundly odd, Border challenges and subverts expectations at every turn, and its wonders are best experienced going in completely blind. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, it combines elements of social realism, mystery, and horror into something entirely, magically unique.
Border guard Tina has a distinct advantage over her colleagues: she can smell human emotions, weeding out the guilty and suspicious with ease. But when she encounters a man whose feelings she can’t quite divine, Tina uncovers bizarre and terrifying revelations about herself, her abilities, and even the whole of humankind.
Co-written by the author of Let The Right One In, Denmark-based Ali Abbasi’s second film cannot entirely be described without giving away its peculiar twists and turns. From its heavily made-up star to its existential conclusion, the film’s incredible originality surprises and astounds.


Cinematographer: Nadim Carlsen | Screenwriter: Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson
Additional Countries: Denmark

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