Selección EFA

BORDER

Ali Abbasi | Sweden, Denmark | 2018 | 110 min.
O.V. in Swedish subtitled in Spanish

Winner of the section Un Certain Regard at Cannes, a "fascinating, perverse, provocative fable about what is different " (Diego Batlle in Otroscines) based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In). Tina, a border guard, has a great “nose” for detecting people carrying contraband. One day, Vore appears, a man who looks strangely like her, and who fascinates her because she is incapable of discovering what he is hiding behind the aura he exudes. This is the start of a peculiar, very unconventional relationship, and a series of surprising discoveries about humanity that end in an explosive, intense ending.

Direction: Ali Abbasi
Script: Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Cinematography: Nadim Carlsen
Editing: Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Anders Skov Music: Christoffer Berg, Martin Dirkov
Sound: Christian Holm
Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén, Sten Ljunggren
Production: Nina Bisgaard, Piodor Gustaffson, Petra Jönsson
Production Company: Meta Spark & Kärnfilm AB

Ali Abbasi

Born in 1981 in Iran, Ali Abbasi has a background in literature with several short stories published in Persian. In 2002 he gave up his studies at Tehran Polytechnic University and travelled to Europe, where he finally settled in Stockholm, Sweden, to study architecture. In 2007, Ali graduated with a BA in Architecture and subsequently enrolled at the National Film School of Denmark, where he studied direction. Ali’s first feature Shelley premiered in the Panorama section of the 2016 Berlinale. Border premiered in Cannes, winning the Un Certain Regard Award. 

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