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.

Director's Biography
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
110 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Amanda Kernell
Cinematography Sophia Olsson
Editing Anders Skov
Sound/Sounddesign Brian Dyrby, Mira Falk, Kalle Camnert
Music Kristian Eidnes Andersen
With Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi, Julius Fleischanderl, Olle Sarri, Hanna Alström, Malin Crépin, Andreas Kundler, Ylva Gustafsson
Producer(s) Lars G. Lindström (Nordisk Film, SE), Tomas Radoor (Nordisk Film, DK), Jim Hansen (DigiPilot, NO), Oskar Östergren (Bautafilm, SE)
Nordisk Film Skeppsbron 38 111 30 Stockholm Sweden
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere