4:55pm - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019
In Ali Abbasi's award-winning film BORDER, nothing is quite as it seems. The story follows an unusual customs officer named Tina, a woman who is well known for her extraordinary sense of smell - it's almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can't identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore's terrifying revelations. Starring Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson.
Winner, Un Certain Regard Award (Ali Abbasi) Cannes Film Festival 2018
"Don't read another word about it: just go." (Globe and Mail)
"It... gnaws at the brain for its subliminal messages about how we treat the people in our midst who don't fit whatever definition of "normal" we're carrying around with us." (Toronto Star)
"Thrilling, unpredictable, and brilliantly acted, Border (Gräns) offers a singular treat to genre fans looking for something different." (Rotten Tomatoes)
Sunday, January 13
Doors 4:30 pm | Movie 4:55 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 | $12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
BORDER "Gräns" (Ali Abbasi, 2018 / 14A / 110 mins / Swedish with English subtitles) When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
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