Films Of 2019 (II): Where The Border Runs, By Knutte Wester

Här är Gränsen på Moderna Museet

Installation view from Moderna Museet: Where the Border Runs, by Knutte Wester

An undocumented refugee limps about in a muddy field somewhere in Sweden and shows us a border. The border appears real, almost like a national border, and crossing it might have disastrous consequences. He tells us that he has lived inside the border for four years. There is something incomprehensible about the border, it seems taken out of nothing.

Här är gränsen STILL 01

Videostill from Where the Border Runs, by Knutte Wester

“You see over there? Back there’s where the border is.” A child moves around in the Swedish countryside and points out an invisible border. It frames the safe areas in the vicinity of a place where he lives with other undocumented immigrants. The film’s aesthetics are pared-down and unsentimental. The boy talks about his situation without a trace of bitterness. “Sure, it would be great to go in to town and eat a hamburger, but you have to wait your turn”, he says. – Quoted from the website of Moderna Museet.

Where the Border Runs is a film with direction, camera, sound, editing and music by Knutte Wester.
Grading was done by Simon Tingell.
Sound was mixed by Boris Laible.
The film was produced with support from Film i Västerbotten.

Här är gränsen STILL 02

Videostill from Where the Border Runs, by Knutte Wester

 

 

 

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