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SAMI BLOOD competing for the LUX Prize

The Swedish film Sami Blood has been selected as one of the three films competing for the coveted LUX Prize.

The other two films are BPM (Beats Per Minute) directed by Robin Campillo from France, and Western by Valeska Grisbach, a German, Bulgarian and Austrian production.

Sami Blood follows 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.

The 2017 LUX Film Days will be hend between October and December, and the films will be screened in more than fifty cities and several festivals across the 28 EU countries. With each film subtitled into the 24 official EU languages, all Europeans will be able to discover these films and identify with the topics they address.

The three films selected embrace the unpredictable variety of genre and tones like never before.

The winner will be announced on the 15th of November 2017.

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