BORDER “Gräns”
Narrative Feature | 108 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/6/2018


Directed by
Ali Abbasi

Produced by
Nina Bisgaard
Piodor Gustafsson
Petra Jonnson

Written by
Ali Abbasi
Isabella Eklöf
John Ajvide Lindqvist

Eva Melander
Eero Milonoff

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2018 | Swedish | Sweden/Denmark

Tina (Eva Melander), a reclusive customs officer whose enlarged face and pronounced overbite make her immediately stand out, has a unique skill: her sense of smell allows her to identify contraband coming through the border. One day, a mysterious man sets off her senses and places her on a strange path that will lead her to discover the origin of her gifts.

Based on Let the Right One In author John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novella, director Ali Abbasi has crafted a consistently surprising genre hybrid. Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, BORDER straddles the line between romance, fantasy, and horror in its examination of one person’s struggle to realize her place in the world.

> Selected as Sweden’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®.