Sami Blood (110’)
- Thu, 12/05/2019 - 18:30
Norway, Denmark, 2016, 110’, Color
Sami Language, Swedish; Turkish, English subtitled
Director: Amanda Kernell
Screenplay: Amanda Kernell
Cinematography: Sophia Olsson, Petrus Sjövik
Editing: Anders Skov
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Production: Nordisk Film Production Sverige AB
Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi, Olle Sarri
2016 Venice FF; Best Director of a Debut Film / Gothenburg International FF; Dragon Award-Best Nordic Film / Thessaloniki International FF; Human Values Award / Tokyo International FF; Special Jury Prize
Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-herding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.
Amanda Kernell was born in 1986. Already in her early teens, she devoted herself to acting and directing within the municipal theater. She graduated from Denmark's National Film School in 2013. Her debut feature Sami Blood won Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg Film Festival.