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Cannes 2018: Ali Abbasi's 'Border' is a Wacky, Wild Instant Cult Classic

Ali Abbasi's Border

It’s fairly easy to throw around the phrase that a film is an “instant cult classic”, but this time I really mean it. Border, which is the translation of the title Gräns in Swedish, is a new film from filmmaker Ali Abbasi (Shelley) and it just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section. File this one under “what the fuck did I just watch?!?” It’s one of those kind of “WTF” films, but it’s actually damn good. The more I think about it, the more I love it, so quirky and ridiculous and weird and wild and disgusting yet surprisingly amusing and tender. The only problem – I don’t want to give away the big reveal, and it’s hard to talk about this film without discussing that aspect of it. For this early festival review, I’ll be as vague as I can, and I won’t spoil it – because this is best experienced without knowing the big reveal before watching it. ›››

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