Border (Gräns)


Rafael 2 Wed, Oct 10, 2018 6:00 PM
Lark Theatre Thu, Oct 11, 2018 9:15 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:110 min.
Director:Ali Abbasi
Producer:Nina Bisgaard
Piodor Gustafsson
Petra Jonsson
Screenwriter:Ali Abbasi
Isabella Eklöf
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Cinematographer:Nadim Carlsen
Editor:Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Anders Skov
Cast:Eva Melander
Ereo Milonoff
Viktor Åkerblom
Matti Boustedt
Jörgen Thorsson
Print Source:Neon
Note Writer:K.D. Davis


Customs agent Tina has a special talent for sniffing out all manner of malfeasance using her extraordinary sense of smell. Subjected to crude comments from co-workers and cruel treatment at home from her sponger boyfriend, Tina has become a target—for all the ways she is different from everyone else. But when she meets the mysterious Vore, the foundations of her universe begin to crumble. Based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In, MVFF 2008), Border is a gender- and genre-bending love story combining equal parts magical realism, dark humor, and spot-on contemporary social critique, whirled into a jaw-dropping tale in which absolutely nothing—and no one—is who, or what, they seem. Featuring the prodigious acting talents of Eva Melander (Sebbe, MVFF 2010) and Eero Milonoff (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, MVFF 2016), director Ali Abbasi won the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes for this unforgettable film.

Sponsored by:

Consulate General of Sweden and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation

Additional Information

Ali Abbasi is an Iranian-born Swedish director. His films include the short, M for Markus (2011); his feature debut, Shelley (2016); and Border (2018), which won the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.