30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sami Blood Sweden, Norway, Denmark 2016 | 110 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Amanda Kernell

Amanda Kernell (*1986) has Sámi roots herself and studied screenplay writing in Bålsta, near Uppsala. After a series of prize-winning shorts, Sámi Blood is her debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
Sweden inthe 1930s. With her parents and her little sister, 14-year old Sámi girl Elle Marjalives from rearing reindeer. In the course of a state-run "cultivationprogramme" designed to teach the most Northerly ethnic minorities theSwedish language and culture, Elle Marja is put in a boarding school a long wayfrom home. Here, the girl is schooled and fostered – and has to undergorace-based examinations. She begins to increasingly deny her Sámi identity, herorigins become an embarrassment to her. Against a visually breath-takingbackdrop and fantastic sound design, the drama illuminates a hitherto little-knownchapter of Swedish history.
Original title: Sameblod
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Swedish
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Amanda Kernell
Screenplay: Amanda Kernell
Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi, Julius Fleischandrl, Olle Sarri, Hanna Alström, Malin Crépin, Andreas Kundler
Producer: Lars G Lindström
Director of Photography: Sophia Olsson, Petrus Sjövik
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Production Design: Olle Remaeus
Editor: Anders Skov
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: The Swedish Film Institute; LevelK ApS
Production: Nordisk Film Production Sverige AB
Contact: Petter Mattsson, The Swedish Film Institute:


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