‘Sami Blood’ sells in Berlin

The Dragon Award-winning Swedish film Sami Blood has been sold by LevelK at the Berlin Film Festival.

The film, which is currently screening in the NATIVe section, has been acquired by Switzerland (Xenix), Poland (ITINeovision/Ale Kino+), Australia/New Zealand (Palace Films) and Russia (Maywin).

Sami Blood had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Feodora Prize and the Europa Cinema Label Award. A week ago it won $114 000 USD at the Gothenburg Film Festival. Most recently, on the 11th of February, the film won the Valhalla Award for Best Nordic Film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

The story, inspired by the director¹s own grandmother, is about a 14-year-old Sami girl in the 1930s who is sick of the race biology examinations at her boarding school and tries to break ties with her heritage and start a new life in Uppsala.


Emma Vestrheim

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.