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Sami Blood

Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
Sami Blood image - a film by Amanda Kernell
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Sami Blood poster - a film by Amanda Kernell
Eloquent and powerful, with a spellbinding performance by young Lene Cecilia Sparrok.
Mysterious and mesmerising. A beautiful, haunting film, anchored by a startlingly accomplished lead performance.
Director: Amanda Kernell
Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Hanna Alström, Maj-Doris Rimpi
Duration: 110mins
Country of Origin: Sweden
M
Mature themes, violence and coarse language
Eloquent and powerful, with a spellbinding performance by young Lene Cecilia Sparrok.
Mysterious and mesmerising. A beautiful, haunting film, anchored by a startlingly accomplished lead performance.

VOTED TOP 5 - 2017 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL - Audience Poll
WINNER – 2017 GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL - Best Nordic Film
WINNER – 2016 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Best Debut Director

The breakout critical discovery of the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, Swedish-Sami filmmaker Amanda Kernell’s striking directorial debut is a female coming-of-age story told with emotional power.

During the 1930s in Sweden, indigenous Sami children were systematically removed from their parents (a practice common in Scandinavia over the nineteenth and twentieth century). Reindeer-herding teenager Elle-Marja (Lene Cecilia Sparrok) is one of these children, sent to a boarding school where indigenous students are taught Swedish language and customs and made ‘acceptable’ to white society. During her stay, Elle-Marja is torn between assimilating and her burgeoning sense of self…

Beautifully articulating adolescent anxiety and the impact of one culture seeking to deny another, Kernell’s hyper-specific setting uncovers an engrossing, universal story, one particularly familiar within the context of Australian history.

Sami Blood poster - a film by Amanda Kernell
NOW AVAILABLE TO OWN OR VIEW ON DEMAND