Sweden’s ‘Border’ to compete at LA Film Festival

Sweden’s Border has been selected to compete at the Los Angeles Film Festival, which takes place throughout September.

Directed by Ali Abbasi, the supernatural art film is about a customs officer with a sixth sense for people smugglers. When she develops a strange attraction to the suspect she’s investigating, the case’s revelations soon call into question her entire existence. The film won the Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Meanwhile, the Danish documentary False Confessions from director Katrine Philp will screen in the documentary competition. The film, which screened at CPH:DOX earlier this year, is about a Danish lawyer who works for justice in the US legal system.

The LA Film Festival has set its focus on diversity, with 42% of the films directed by women and the whole competition made up of various ethnicities. The festival is also focusing on lesser-known talent.

The LA Film Festival runs from the 20th until the 28th of September in Los Angeles, California.

You can watch a clip from Border below.



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.