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Sami Blood

Original title: Sameblod
German title: Sami Blood *
Sweden, 2016

Director: Kernell, Amanda
Production company: Nordisk Film Production Sverige AB
Co-producers: Sveriges Television AB, Bautafilm AB, DigiPilot A/S
Age recommendation: 13 years and up
Length: 110 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Elle Marja goes to a Sami boarding school where she is subjected to eugenics research. In her free time she’s bullied by other youngsters. Secretly, she starts a relationship with a student in Uppsala and makes her way there in the hope of starting a new life. A portrayal of a dark and well-hidden chapter of Sweden’s history but also a story about growing up, love, dreams, and cultural identity.

Venice IFF 2016 (awarded), Toronto IFF 2017, Thessaloniki IFF 2016 (awarded), Rotterdam IFF 2017, Göteborg IFF 2016(awarded), Creteil 2017 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2017, Kristiansand 2017, Zlin 2017 (special recognition), Cinema in Sneakers Warsaw 2017, Transilvania IFF Cluj-Napoca 2017, Tromsø CFF 2017, Cottbus IFF 2017 (awarded), KINOdiseea Bucharest 2017, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2017 (awarded), Ale Kino! Poznan 2017 (awarded), Freeze Frame CFF Winnipeg 2018

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Study guide: German

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