Border

Screening on 15/11/19

Sweden 2018
Dir: Ali Abbasi
Starring: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff
Cert 15
110 mins

Hold on to your hats! This could be the most peculiar film you have ever clapped eyes on. Tina, a ferry terminal border guard, is blessed with eye-catching looks, but not in the conventional sense of the term! She also has an extraordinarily heightened sense of smell, which enables her to sniff out not only suspect substances, but suspect emotions too. Encountering the lone traveller Vore, equally strange looking, proves to be a dramatic turning point in her life. Hitherto living a routine, marginalised existence in a remote cottage, she now begins to question her identity and where she belongs, if anywhere. Part body horror, part fairy tale, part police procedure drama, Border is far more than the sum of its parts. A truly original, eye-popping cinematic experience that will hold you in its grip.