aka Gräns
First screened in September 2018
Director: Ali Abbasi. Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Rakel Wärmländer, Matti Boustedt, Sten Ljunggren, Ann Petrén, Andreas Kundler, Viktor Åkerblom. Screenplay: Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, and John Ajvide Lindqvist (based on the short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist).

Twitter Capsule: I'm surprised at my own enthusiasm? It's a textbook case of committing to the bizarro story you're telling. I was so moved!

VOR:   More daringly adapted from Lindqvist than Let the Right One In, with tough, related ideas about otherness, identity, and complicity.

Photo © 2018 Neon/Meta Spark & Kärnfilm

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard Award
European Film Awards: Best Visual Effects (Peter Hjorth)

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