Fright Club Live: Border (2018)
Director: Ali Abbasi Run Time: 110 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2018
Starring: Ann Petrén, Eero Milonoff, Eva Melander, Jörgen Thorsson, Sten Ljunggren
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Language: Swedish, English
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About the film:
Cannes Film Festival 2018 Un Certain Regard Winner
Nominated for Best Hair and Makeup at the 2019 Academy Awards
Tina is a customs agent with a nose for trouble. She can literally smell human emotions, which is a handy talent for sniffing out suspicious border crossers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind.
“prepare yourself for something romantic, subversive and unpredictable.”
—Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist
About the filmmaker:
Ali Abbasi is an Iranian-Swedish-Danish film director and screenwriter who has crafted award winning films. His feature debut Shelley (2016) was nominated for Best First Feature at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. Abbasi’s “Persian noir” film Holy Spider (2022) competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as the official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.
In 2018, he premiered his second film Border (2018) at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Un Certain Regard Award. The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, though it was not nominated.See our upcoming films