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Video: Ali Abbassi’s Border | 2018 Cannes Film Festival

The surprise hit of the Un Certain Regard and kudos to the Benicio del Toro led jury on giving the section’s top honors, Ali Abbassi‘s sophomore film Border (Gräns) follows in the footsteps of another genre mixer in 2016’s Shelley (which preemed at the Berlin Film Fest) and this primer for empowerment and breaking out of your shell certainly reminds of another zany Danish offering in Men & Chicken. NEON landed the rights to the film mid-fest. Here is footage from the world preem presentation.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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