Border: a Nordic noir romance with cinema’s weirdest sex scene

Sweden-based Iranian director Ali Abbasi’s new film features quasi-Neanderthal misfits making love in the woods and asks what it is to be human

Border is a film so packed with strange surprises that it’s best to see it without knowing anything about it, and almost impossible to discuss in a spoiler-free way. So if that’s the experience you crave, read no further. As its title suggests, Borders blurs boundaries. The story begins at a literal border – a Swedish ferry terminal – and proceeds to dismantle more abstract ones: between human and animal, male and female, civilised and primal, right and Read More