The eye-opening and uncategorizable Oscar nominated and Cannes Un Certain Regard top-prize winner BORDER will be released in UK and Irish cinemas by Modern Films and MUBI on 8 March 2019 with Valentine's Day previews across the country on 14 February 2019 including a BFI Flagship screening attended by cast and crew.
BORDER features an astonishing central performance from Eva Melander (Flocking), as a woman out of place in society, and strong support from Eero Milonoff (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki) as the source of her fascination - with both actors undergoing incredible physical transformations for the roles. Directed by Iranian-Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, co-written by Isabella Eklöf (dir. Holiday) and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN author John Ajvide Lindqvist on whose story this film is also based, BORDER brilliantly mixes romance, noir, social realism and supernatural horror to a bold and surprising effect.
Exploring ancient folklore, modern day immigration issues and with Oscar nominated hair and make-up transformations, the film boasts what is without a shadow of a doubt the most provocative, unusual, liberating and tender love scenes of the year. Star Eva Melander spent 4 hours in make-up and gained 40 pounds to play the role of outsider Tina in the film.
Made for anyone with a love of cinema and a passion for stories that explore the human condition, BORDER gives an empathetic and mesmerising depiction of what it means to be an outsider in your own world and to fall in love no matter who you are. Click the link for the trailer.