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BORDER /Gräns Nordic Oscar Contenders

Wed—1-16-2019
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WEDJanuary 16—7 PM
104 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.

$14 ($10 ASF Members)
Series Pass $75 ($55 ASF Members)

Swedish customs official Tina is highly respected for her ability to track down and apprehend customs violators. But her colleagues don’t know the secret behind her abilities — Tina has an extraordinary sense of smell, capable of detecting all human emotions as well as the darkest secrets of those who are trying to get through customs.

But one day she’s challenged by the arrival of the mysterious traveller Vore, who Tina is both fascinated and intrigued by — she knows he is hiding something, but can’t figure out what. As their connection deepens, she finds that Vore has a knowledge about her past and her unique skills that has world-altering implications. And as their bond strengthens and their mutual attraction grows, their otherworldly pairing raises questions about the fate of the human race.

 

 

 

 

The Winner of the section Un Certain Regard at Cannes, a category for the most innovating and edgy films of the past year. Border, based on a short story by Let the Right One In author John Ajvide Lindqvist, is a dark love story, balancing between reality and the supernatural. (Ali Abbasi, 2018)

 

About the Director

Ali Abbasi is an Iranian-born Swedish director.

His films include M for Markus (2011), Shelley (2016), and Border (2018).

 
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