Archive of films Border / Gräns

Sweden / Denmark
2018, 102 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2018

Reclusive customs officer Tina is gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell. Any passengers trying to smuggle contraband won’t get very far: she can sniff out their fear and anxiety straight off. One day, however, suspicious-looking Vore walks past her and suddenly everything is different. This original variation on the Nordic noir detective genre about love, people, and other creatures won an award at the Cannes IFF 2018.


Synopsis

Reclusive customs officer Tina is gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell. Any passengers trying to smuggle contraband won’t get very far: she can sniff out their fear and anxiety straight off. One day, however, suspicious-looking Vore walks past her and suddenly everything is different. Working with various genres (thriller, romance, fantasy) Abbasi leaves room for the imagination and offers a look at the world of people from the outside in. The question for Tina is whether to stay inside or outside. The filmmaker worked with a short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who caught his attention as the author of Let the Right One In. The film was this year’s winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

Vít Kořínek

About the director

Ali Abbasi (b. 1981, Tehran, Iran). Filmography: M for Markus (2011, short), Shelley (2016), Border (Gräns, 2018)

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
   
Director: Ali Abbasi
Screenplay: Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf podle stejnojmenné povídky / based on the short story of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Dir. of Photography: Nadim Carlsen
Music: Christoffer Berg, Martin Dirkov
Editor: Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Anders Skov
Art Director: Frida Hoas
Producer: Nina Bisgaard, Piodor Gustsaffson, Petra Jönsson
Production: A Meta Film Stockholm
Coproduction: Black Spark Film & TV, Kärnfilm Production
Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén, Sten Ljunggren, Kjell Wilhelmsen
Sales: Films Boutique
Distributor: Pilot Film

Guests

Jan Macola

Producer, Cinema Representative, Distributor

Ali Abbasi

Film Director


Nina Bisgaard

Producer

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