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Television series MIDNIGHT SUN shines light on Sami culture

The Swedish/French thriller series Midnight Sun is set to have its premiere on Swedish pubcaster SVT this Sunday.

The series tells the story of Kahina Zadi (Leila Bekhti), a French police officer sent to Kiruna in the north of Sweden to investigate the brutal murder of a French citizen. She teams up with Swedish DA, Anders Harnesk (Gustaf Hammarsten), who is also a member of the Sami community. They are faced with new killings and the initial murder turns out to be the tip of the iceberg.

Luckily for us, the series announced at Cannes television conference MIPCOM that Midnight Sun will be released in multiple countries. After it airs in Sweden, Midnight Sun will screen in Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Germany, Australia, Israel, Belgium and Benelux.

Midnight Sun is created Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein (Bron/Broen), based on an idea by Henrik Jansson-Schweizer and Patrick Nebout.

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.