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‘Border’ Is A Compassionate, Empathetic Monsters Ball [NYFF]

Tina’s upper lip quivers as she sniffs the air. She’s in uniform, watching as passengers stroll through an airport terminal corridor. She’ll pull one off to the side and find hidden booze, drugs, even secrets. Tina has a talent; she can smell emotions like guilt and fear and shame. As border security guards go, she’s […]

‘Border’ Trailer: Cannes Un Certain Regard Winner Is Far From Your...

One of the biggest surprises coming out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival was “Border.” The Swedish film has some great talent behind it, with the author behind “Let The Right One In,” John Ajvide Lindqvist, writing the script and filmmaker Ali Abbasi directing. But even still, there was so much mystery surrounding the film, […]

‘Border’: Trolls Get Their Due In Strange, But Touching Danish Drama...

Bashing skulls, killing hobbits or living under bridges, trolls aren’t generally afforded much empathy in cinema let along an form of storytelling, but these mythical, cave-dwelling creatures receive a profoundly humane touch in the eccentric, oddly-touching and genre-bending fairytale “Border” (“Gräns”) from Iranian-born, Danish-based filmmaker Ali Abbasi. Co-written by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the author of […]

Ali Abbasi’s ‘Border’ Wins Top Prize At The Un Certain Regard...

Coming into this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we were excited to see Ali Abbasi’s latest film, “Border.” Described simply as a modern take on Nordic folklore, as told through the lens of border security, the film follows a border agent with an uncanny sense of smell, who meets a mysterious stranger at her job. Well, […]

A Customs Officer Can Sniff Out Anything In First Clip From...

We’ve been fans of filmmaker Ali Abbasi for years now. His last film, “Shelley,” was one of our favorite horror films of 2016, back when we reviewed it at the Berlin International Film Festival over two years ago. Without relying on cheap jump scares, Abbasi fell back on building an atmosphere of dread that made […]

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