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Aro Recommended Sami Blood

 

Sweden / Denmark / Norway 2016, 107 minutes
Dir. Amanda Kernell
In Swedish, Sammi with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Violence, sexual references & offensive language.
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Girl-centric

Topics: Rites-of-passage.

 

“A beautiful, haunting film, anchored by a startlingly accomplished lead performance.”~Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

Aroview: Emotionally powerful female coming-of-age movie set in 1930's Sweden, where a reindeer-herding teenager, an indigenous Sami child, is forcefully removed from her parents to attend a racist boarding school (traditional at the time), which trains children to be acceptable to white society. A unique and engrossing film about adolescent identity, and a striking debut for writer-director Amanda Kernell, who is half Sami herself.

NZ International Film Festival 2017

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