Cannes Un Certain Regard top-prize winner Border will be released in UK and Irish cinemas by Modern Films and MUBI on 8th March 2019.
There will be Valentine’s Day previews across the country on 14th February 2019 including a BFI Flagship screening attended by cast and crew.
Border stars Eva Melander (Flocking) and Eero Milonoff (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki). It is directed by Iranian-Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi and co-written by Isabella Eklöf (dir. Holiday) and John Ajvide Lindqvist (the author of Let the Right One In).
Customs officer Tina (Melander) 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 (Milonoff), a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can’t identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him.
As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been a lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore’s terrifying revelations.
Border has been nominated for nine Swedish Academy Awards and is the official Swedish entry for the Oscars 2019. It will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 8th March 2019.