Cinematheque Series: Border

January 31, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Event Category: Cinematheque Series
Admission: $12, Members $8.75

The winner of Un Certain Regard at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, director Ali Abbasi’s modern-day fairytale “Border” is “a murky, unsettling watch—but however unsettling, it remains gripping and affecting.” (San Diego Reader)

Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell—it’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense he is hiding something she can’t identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him.

As their unlikely bond develops, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence is upturned, and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore’s terrifying revelations.

Swedish, with English Subtitles

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