Sami Blood


Α declaration of love to those who left and those who stayed in a society at the edge of the world, and an alternative, insider’s story of the colonial past of a “civilized” country, through the eyes of a teenager. Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breading Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s 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.

Screening Schedule

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Direction: Amanda Kernell
Script: Amanda Kernell
Cinematography: Sophia Olsson, Petrus Sjövik
Editing: Anders Skov
Sound: Brian Dyrby, Mira Falk
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Actors: Lene Ceceilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi, Julius Fleischanderl, Olle Sarri, Hanna Alström, Malin Crépin, Andreas Kundler, Ylva Gustafsson
Production: Nordisk Film Production Sverige
Producers: Lars G. Lindström
Co-production: SVT, Bautafilm, Digipilot
Co-producers: Oskar Östergren, Hanne Palmquist, Jim S. Hansen, Tomas Radoor, René Ezra
Executive producer: Lena Haugaard, Henrik Zein
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Production Year: 2016
Duration: 113΄
Distribution in Greece: Rosebud.21
Contact: LevelK
Awards/Distinctions: Fedeora Award (Venice Days), Label Europa Cinemas – Venice IFF 2016, Special Jury Prize, Best Actress Award – Tokyo IFF 2016, Human Values Award – Thessaloniki IFF 2016, LUX Prize 2017, Best Nordic Film, Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award – Göteborg IFF 2017, Best Actress – Vilnius IFF 2017

Amanda Kernell

Amanda Kernell, born in 1986, graduated in Film Directing from The National Film School of Denmark in 2013. Since 2006, Amanda has directed several acclaimed shorts including Stoerre Vaerie, the pilot for Sami Βlood, which premiered at Sundance and has won several awards like the Audience Award at GIFF, Best short in Uppsala, and many more.


2009 Games (short)
2010 This Means Forever (short)
2015 Northern Great Mountain (short)
2016 Sami Blood
2017 I Will Always Love You Conny (short)
2020 Charter