• Drama / 110 min / Sweden / 2016
Synopsis

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-herding 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.

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Sami Blood at festivals

2018:
China Womens FF, Hong Kong
Ecofalante Environmental FF, Brazil
Taipei FF, Taiwan
The Young and Film, Poland
MICAR Festival, Portugal
Nordic FF in Tel Aviv, Israel
Rec Festival, Spain
Kindred People FF, Estonia

2017:
Festival de Filmsde Femmes, France
Stockfish FF, Iceland
Berlin IFF (NATIVe), Germany
Gothenburg IFF, Sweden
Bengaluru IFF, India
Santa Barbara IFF, USA
Seattle IFF, USA
IFF Rotterdam (Limelight), Netherlands
Sundance FF (Spotlight), USA

2016:
Venice Days, Italy
Toronto IFF, Canada
Tokyo IFF, Japan
Hamburg FF, Germany
Thessaloniki IFF, Greece
Dubai IFF, United Emirates
Sao Paulo FF, Brasil

AWARDS:
2017:
Seattle IFF - Best Actress - Lene Cecilia Sparrok
Zlin Film Festival - International Expert Jury for European First Films: Special Recognition
The 24th Titanic IFF - Best film In Competition
FestivaldeFilmsdeFemmes - the audience award for Best Full-length feature film
Göteborg IFF - Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film & Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award (Sophia Olsson)

2016:
Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Human Values Award)
Venice Days (Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film, Fedeora Award for Best Debut Director)
Tokyo International Film Festival (Awards: Special Jury Prize and Lene Cecilia Sparrok wins Best Actress)
Sao Paulo International Film Festival (Special Mention to Lead Actress Lene Cecilia Spark)
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