37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


Vore (Eero Milonoff) and Tina (Eva Melander) in BORDER. Courtesy of NEON. Play Button

Tina, ostracized for her unusual appearance, uses her unique sense of smell to sniff out contraband as a customs agent for a Danish border control agency. Plagued by social exclusion, Tina becomes accustomed to a life void of excitement and meaning. This changes when the mysterious Vore passes through border security. Vore displays eerily similar physical abnormalities to Tina, yet maintains a confident outward appearance that immediately captivates Tina. The two embark upon an untraditional relationship, granting Tina the confidence she’s desired much of her life. However, when troubling accusations arise against Vore, Tina is forced to question where her allegiances lie. This film was selected as Sweden’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.


Sunday, November 4


8:00 PM


Newcomb Hall Theatre

Film Info

Director: Ali Abbasi

Runtime: 101 min.

Year: 2018

Country: Sweden/Denmark

Language: Swedish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Viktor Åkerblom, Sten Ljunggren, Rakel Wärmländer, Ann Petrén