BORDER
Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2018

BORDER

Directed by Ali Abbasi

Info

Director: Ali Abbasi
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Year: 2018
OT: GRÄNS
Language: Swedish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Viktor Akerblom, Matti Boustedt
18+

Logline

BORDER

Tina works for the customs office, where she employs her special talent: she has a better sense of smell than any of her human colleagues. No forbidden substance, no smuggled item can get past her. One day, however, she encounters a man who exudes an aroma she has never smelled. A door is opened to a mythological world, both wonderful and foul, and Tina learns of a new life that is completely different. This film was awarded the “Prix Un Certain Regard“ at the Cannes festival in 2018.

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Meet the director

BORDER

Ali Abbasi

Ali Abbasi was born in Tehran in 1981. He attended the Polytechnical University there for a short time and was a writer. He moved to Europe and enrolled at the Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm to study architecture. In 2007, he began a study of film direction at Denmark's national film school, which he completed in 2011 with his short film M FOR MARCUS. In 2016, he presented his first feature film, the horror drama SHELLEY, at the Berlinale.

Credits

Screenplay: John Ajvide Lindquist, Isabella Eklöf, Ali Abbasi
Director of Photography: Nadim Carlsen
Film Editor: Anders Skov, Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Composer: Christoffer Berg
Costume Design: Elsa Fischer
Sound: Rune Sand
Producer: Nina Bisgaard, Peter Gustafsson, Petra Jönsson
Production Company: META FILM STOCKHOLM, SPARK FILM&TV & KÄRNFILM
Co-Production Company: Meta Film Rights ApS
World Sales: Films Boutique
Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany