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Sámi Blood


2016 / Sweden, Denmark, Norway / 110 min / N-13
Total votes: 30, Average: 8.5
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Director(s) - Amanda Kernell
Screenwriter(s) - Amanda Kernell
Actors - Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi, Julius Fleischandrl, Olle Sarri, Hanna Alström, Malin Crépin, Andreas Kundler, Ylva Gustafsson
Producer(s) - Lars G Lindström
Cinematographer - Sophia Olsson, Petrus Sjövik
Editor(s) - Anders Skov
Composer(s) - Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Sales agent - Levelk
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Dialogues - Swedish
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English

Elle Marja is a teenage Sámi girl in the 1930s who is sent to a boarding school that is intended to raise its Indigenous charges to a level "acceptable" to the rest of Swedish society. Curious and excited, Elle Marja at first excels in her new surroundings, mastering the Swedish language and her other lessons while her younger sister, Njenna, struggles. But this very success, coupled with Elle Marja's intense desire to be accepted by her teachers, her internalization of the school's vile lessons about race and class, and her burgeoning sexuality, soon drives a wedge between her and her fellow students, forcing her to take an action she may not have the opportunity to regret.

About Directors

Amanda Kernell (b. 1986 in Umeå, Sweden).


"Our Disco" (2007, short), "The Holiday Sister" (2008, short), "Spel" (2009, short), "Sharing All" (2009, short), "This Means Forever" (2010, short), "The Association of Joy" (2013, short), "Eutopia" (2014, short), "Norra Storfjället" (2014, short), "Northern Great Mountain" (2015, short), "Sámi Blood" (2016, "Kino pavasaris"), "I Will Always Love You Conny" (2017, short).