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    Sami Blood

    Sameblod, 2016


    Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's 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.





    • Venice Film Festival (Italy) 2016 – Nominated LUX Prixe
    • Toronto International Film Festival (Canada) 2016
    • Hamburg International Film Festival (Germany) 2016
    • Tokyo International Film Festival (Japan) 2016
    • Dubai International Film Festival (United Arab Emirates) 2016
    • Sundance Film Festival (USA) 2017
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands) 2017
    • Gothenburg Film Festival (Sweden) 2017 – Winner Dragon Award, Cinematography Award
    • Tokyo Northern Lights Festival (Japan) 2017
    • Pantalla Pinamar Festival (Argentina) 2017
    • Kino Pavasaris – Vilnius Film Festival (Lithuania) 2017
    • Movies That Matter Festival (Netherlands) 2017
    • Wisconsin Film Festival (USA) 2017
    • Cleveland International Film Festival (USA) 2017
    • Titanic International Filmpresence Festival (Hungary) 2017
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (USA) 2017
    • Seattle International Film Festival (USA) 2017 – Winner Golden Space Needle Award, Grand Jury Prize
    • Sydney Film Festival (Australia) 2017
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival (United Kingdom) 2017
    • Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan) 2017
    • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (South Korea) 2017
    • Reykjavik International Film Festival (Iceland) 2017
    • Thessaloniki Film Festival (Greece) 2017
    • Ljubljana International Film Festival (Slovenia) 2017



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    Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.