Border ★★★

Although this works better in its mysterious first half than in the plotty second part, Border nonetheless offers something that we haven’t quite seen in the fantasy genre before. Eva Melander gives one of the year’s better performances (to see how good she is here, just compare her gestural command to that of her similarly masked co-star, who has only one or two sneers in his repertoire) and director Ali Abbasi has a knack for establishing supernatural elements in a grounded reality.