Winner of this year’s Un Certain Regard at Cannes, Ali Abbasi’s supernatural love story Border (Gräns) has been selected to compete in the World Fiction Competition at the 24th Los Angeles Film Festival (20 – 28 September).
A border guard (Eva Melander) with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers develops a strange attraction to a suspect (Eero Milonoff) who is the first she has been unable to prove guilty. The ensuing investigation soon calls into question her entire existence, as she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and mankind.
Invited to compete alongside Border are The Cotton Wool War (Brazil), The Day I Lost My Shadow (France / Lebanon), Heaven Without People (Lebanon), Microhabitat (South Korea), Socrates (Brazil) and Tower. A Bright Day (Poland / Czech Republic).
LA Film Festival Director, Jennifer Cochis, said: “Our mission of finding fresh new voices from different geographical and cultural axes remains true. These storytellers are united by their ability to transport, impact and inspire audiences with the power of their craft.”