Rave review from Variety about Border. Magnolia Agency’s Erica Spetzig was the Makeup Designer for director Ali Abbasi’s second feature film which premiered in Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival yesterday.
“A Swedish customs officer with a special talent for detecting contraband must ultimately choose between good and evil in the idiosyncratic thriller “Border,” an exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism, and supernatural horror that defies and subverts genre conventions. Destined to be a cult classic, this absorbing second feature from Iran-born, Denmark-based director Ali Abbasi is based on a short story by “Let the Right One In” author John Ajvide Lindqvist, whose oeuvre and fandom is comparable to that of Stephen King and Anne Rice. Lindqvist also co-wrote the screenplay along with Abbasi and his Danish Film School colleague Isabella Eklöf. Neon has already snapped up the North American rights; other territories are going fast.”