‘Border’ to screen at Singapore Film Festival

The Swedish film Border has been selected to screen at this year’s Singapore Film Festival.

Border tells the story of Swedish customs officer Tina, who has a talent for sniffing out contraband—quite literally. She is able to smell guilt, fear and other emotions on the travellers who pass through her checkpoint. Her preternatural abilities make her the perfect border guard, until she encounters a mysterious man who reeks but otherwise appears clean. She soon discovers they share more in common than meets the nose. 

From the festival website:

Like the misfits at its heart, Border defies easy categorisation. Adapted from John Ajvide Lindqvist’s (Let the Right One In) eponymous novella, it manoeuvres through multiple genres, from Nordic noir to coming-of-age romance to supernatural horror. An immigrant himself, Ali Abbasi confidently draws on his outsider experience while invoking Nordic mythology to tell a story at once timely and timeless.

Border previously won the Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and has been travelling around festivals ever since.

The Singapore Film Festival runs from the 28th of November until the 9th of December 2018.

You can watch the trailer below. You can vote for Border in the CS Awards by clicking here. 


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.