Sami Blood – Nordic Film Festival


Sami Blood /Sameblod 

Free Tickets

25.2. 5 pm
27.2. 8 pm

(SE – 2016)
Director: Amanda Kernell
1h 50 min – Drama – 11+

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding 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.

“Many older Samis left everything behind and became Swedish and I’ve always wondered; what happens to you if you cut all ties with your culture and history? And can you really become someone else? Sameblod is a declaration of love to those who left and stayed – told from Elle Marja’s perspective. I wanted to make a film where we see the Sámi society from within, a film where we experience this dark part of Swedish colonial history in a physical way. A film with yoik and blood.” – Amanda Kernell (director)

 /…/The director and her cinematographer, Sophia Olsson (taking over the baton from Petrus Sjovik, who shot the short), use the camera loosely; composer Kristian Eidnes has a minimalist and atmospheric score in-store and editor Anders Skov’s work always feels brisk and alert even when there is not a whole lot of narrative incident to drive the action. -The Hollywood Reporter

English subtitles and free entrance