Pop the Popcorn – Movie Review of BORDER (Swedish)

Overall ScoTori Review: GREAT (4.0)

A little while back (Friday, November 30th, 2018), we had the pleasure of going to see BORDER at one of our favorite local Indie cinemas, the Red River Theatres (if you’ve never been to Red River, you REALLY need to go… pronto).

BORDER is a modern day faery tale with a gritty, realistic twist. The trailer and the synopsis you may read on various sites do not do it justice… it is a movie you truly have to experience.


According to IMDB:

A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.

BORDER is a 2018 Swedish fantasy film directed by Ali Abbasi, with a screenplay by Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, and John Ajvide Lindqvist. It stars stars Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén, and Sten Ljunggren.


BORDER is based on the short story of the same name by Lindqvist from his anthology Let the Old Dreams Die. Lundqvist is perhaps best known as the author of the 2008 Swedish film LÅT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA IN (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN), starring Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, and Per Ragnar, and based on the 2004 novel of the same name (which was remade into the US movie, LET ME IN, starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Richard Jenkins).

It won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.



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Border (2018) Movie

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Above: Scott about ready to enter our favorite local theatre, Red River Theatres.


Above: Tori, presentation mode engaged.


Above: Our two intrepid explorers, ready for the movie to begin.


Above: One of the cool treats that Red River creates for their patrons.


Above: Trust me… the makeup was amazing.



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