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Twisting Our World: Ali Abbasi Discusses "Border"

Ali Abbasi's Border (2018) is having its exclusive online premiere on Mubi in the United Kingdom. It is showing from July 12 – August 10, 2019.Behind the scenes of Border. Photo by Christian Geisnæs.Border is a film you will never forget. Not only because it’s a mythology-drenched love story, nor on the sole basis that Tina (Eva Melander) can literally smell people’s feelings; but because the film will leave a solid mark in imagery you cannot unsee, while enchanting you with the magic of interpersonal connection. A modern-day fairy tale, Ali Abbasi’s third project after the short film M for Markus (2011) and the feature Shelley (2016) is based on a short story by acclaimed writer John Ajvide Lindqvist, yet the director explores cinema’s dimensions in adapting the script, exquisite cinematography, and gradual character development that all make Border a cohesive world of its own. Set on the political border of Sweden,

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