13 Mar 2019 20:00

Director Ali Abbasi will present his latest film BORDER at Fondazione Prada Cinema. The screening will be preceded by a conversation between the director and Germano Celant, artistic and scientific superintendent at Fondazione Prada.

The film, nominated for an Oscar® for Best Makeup, won the EFA for Best Visual Effects, Best Film at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section, and Best Film in Italy Film at the last Noir in Festival, will be screened in Italian cinema from March 28, distributed by Wanted, PFA and Valmyn. The second full-length film by Iranian-born Swedish director Ali Abbasi, BORDER is based on the story Gräns by writer John Ajvide Lindqvist, known as the “Scandinavian Stephen King”, already the author of the successful vampire horror best seller translated into 12 languages Let me in.

Tina (Eva Melander), a customs employee, is known for her exceptional sense of smell. It is as if she could smell guilt, fear, shame. Tina proves to be infallible until the day Vore (Eero Milonoff), apparently a suspicious man, passes the custom and her skills are put to the test for the first time. Tina feels that Vore hides something that she can’t decipher and even worse, she is irresistibly attracted to him. A love story between them will help Tina discover her true identity. In fact, Tina shares a secret nature with Vore. Her whole existence has been nothing more than a lie and now she will have to choose whether to continue to living a lie or accept Vore’s shocking truth.

As Abbasi states, “for me the film does not speak about the opposition ‘Us / They’ but of a person who can and is able to choose his or her own identity. I want to believe that we are all in to choose who to be. I see human beings as special evolved animals and I’m interested in all those situations in which our bestial instincts are cooped up against the”the structure of society.”

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