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SAMEBLOD / Sámi Blood

SAMEBLOD / Sámi Blood

Elle Marja, fourteen, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s 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. Elle Marja resolves to leave behind her Sámi identity and find a new life in Uppsala.

AMANDA KERNELL, born in 1986 in Northern Sweden, studied film directing at The National Film School of Denmark and graduated in 2013. Since 2006, she has directed several acclaimed shorts. Northern Great Mountain, upon which her feature film Sámi Blood is based, premiered at Venice International Film Festival and won various international awards. // Films (selection): Det kommer aldrig att gå över (This Means Forever, 2011, short), Paradiset (Eutopia, 2014, short), Stoerre Vaerie (Northern Great Mountain, 2015, short), I Will Always Love You Kingen (2016, short), Sameblod (Sámi Blood, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2017

AMANDA KERNELL

Sweden / Denmark / Norway 2016
DCP / color
110 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Sophia Olsson
Editing
Anders Skov
Sound
Brian Dyrby, Mira Falk, Kalle Camnert
Music
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Cast
Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi, Julius Fleischanderl, Olle Sarri, Hanna Alström, Malin Crépin, Andreas Kundler, Ylva Gustafsson
Producers
Lars G. Lindström (Nordisk Film, SE), Tomas Radoor (Nordisk Film, DK), Jim Hansen (DigiPilot, NO), Oskar Östergren (Bautafilm, SE)

Trailer

Production

Nordisk Film
Skeppsbron 38
111 30 Stockholm, Sweden
nordiskfilm@nordiskfilm.com
www.nordiskfilm.com
World Sales

LevelK
Gammel Kongevej 137B
1850 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
niklas@levelk.dk
www.levelk.dk

Festivals
Swedish Film Institute
Box 271 26
102 52 Stockholm, Sweden
registrator@filminstitutet.se
www.filminstitutet.se

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere