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Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can’t identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore’s terrifying revelations.

Ali Abbasi (born in 1981, in Iran) has a literary background and some of his short stories have been published in Persian. In 2002, he abandoned his studies at the Teheran Polytechnic University to head for Europe, where he ended up settling in Stockholm, to study Architecture. In 2007, Ali graduated in Architecture and went on to study Directing at the National Film School of Denmark. Ali’s very first feature-length film, Shelley, premiered in the Panorama section of the 2016 Berlinale.

 

Co-production: Bedazzle, LUX FILM PRIZE

Partners: OffScreen Film Festival