A brilliant concept, bringing out the Nordic folklore nearly literately to contemplate on a nature of "the other", an identity and a sense of belonging. Beautiful cinematography and solid performances. Also, at times it feels like drinking your own spit kept in a glass for couple of days.
Border is a well crafted film which depicts folclore inserted, somehow, in the context of what we perceive as contemporary world. I really liked the troll stuff, but I still wonder if the whole explanation was so necessary. Maybe, if the misterious aura was kept about the true nature of the characters the movie could develop itself in a better way.
Maybe too self consciously strange? I feel bad not liking it more. Reports of it being queer adjacent feel exaggerated, as noted its identity themes are undermined by plot. And the stuff to do with babies is very icky. Reminded me of Thelma in its kind of obviousness, congratulatory confidence and the way each development took me further away from caring? Sorry
Good movie that juggles social commentary, folklore, crime and kitchen sink drama to great effect. The both leads are very good and give their characters both life and depth that you can relate to on several levels. The movie is beautifully shot and scored and the direction is confident and solid. The plot is however not flawless and there are narrative hurdles that hampers the movie. Still a singular movie.
A film for the gullible, who believe in myths on thunder and lightning. A very unscientific premise. Great makeup. I am confounded how the jury of the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes gave it the top honor. Many viewers would start believing in the film's irrational tale.