GRÄNS

Sweden, Denmark 2018

Synopsis

Border guard Tina is extraordinarily good at spotting smugglers. One day, a suspicious-looking man steps off the ferry. Unable to identify what he’s hiding, she becomes obsessed with him and the disturbing aura he exudes. Her investigation reveals much more than expected, and she is soon forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.

Director's Biography

Born in 1981 in Iran, Ali Abbasi has a background in literature with several short stories published in Persian. In 2002 he gave up his studies at Tehran Polytechnic University and travelled to Europe, where he finally settled in Stockholm, Sweden to study Architecture. In 2007, Ali graduated with a BA in Architecture and subsequently enrolled at the National Film School of Denmark, where he studied Directing. Ali’s First feature SHELLEY premiered in the Panorama section of the 2016 Berlinale.

Filmography:
2018 - BORDER
2016 - SHELLEY
2011 - M FOR MARKUS, short
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Ali Abbasi

Written by : Ali Abbasi

Produced by : Nina Bisgaard

Director of Photography : Nadim Carlsen

Editor : Olivia Neegaard-Holm, Anders Skov

Production Design : Frida Hoas

Costume Design : Elsa Fischer

Hair & Make up Artist : Göran Lundström

Composer : Christoffer Berg

Sound Design : Christian Holm

Main Cast : Eva Melander (Tina), Eero Milonoff (Vore)

Special Effects Supervisor: Peter Hjorth

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2018