7:30 PM, 28th June, 2019
Tina (Eva Melander) is a Swedish customs officer who has long understood that she is different, using her unique sense of smell to excel in her job identifying smugglers and contraband. When she develops a perplexing attraction to a traveller called Vore (Eero Milonoff), however, she embarks on a journey of discovery that challenges her entire identity.
Border won director Ali Abbasi the Un Certain Regard award at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, an award reserved for films that approach their material in a non-traditional way, and like Tina, are a bit different. This subversive fantasy was also Sweden’s submission to the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.