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Sami Blood

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Two childen in profile, heads and shoulders only
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1 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

Online Event

Original Title Sameblod

Amanda Kernell’s powerful coming-of-age debut was an audience favourite at LIFF 2017 and also won the European Parliament’s prestigious Lux Prize for Best European Film. Elle, a teenage reindeer herder in 1930s Sweden faces a society rife with prejudice and discrimination as she is forcibly removed from her family and sent to a state boarding school. Elle must decide whether to remain with her people or pursue the education and opportunities otherwise denied her.

‘Amanda Kernell robustly blends adolescent fears that resonate across borders and generations with a fascinatingly specific, rarely depicted cultural context: Sweden’s colonial oppression of the indigenous Sami folk’ - Guy Lodge, Variety

‘A spellbinding performance by young Lene Cecilia Sparrok.’ - Sheri Linden, LA Times

2016 / Drama, Coming-of-age • 1h 50m / Certificate 15
Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi

Amanda Kernell
Swedish, Sami


Leeds Film Player has an exciting new line-up of films for the February and March period. They have selected a few of the best new releases and other recent highlights and are presenting them alongside another small batch of previous LIFF Favourites. This time they are offering low cost passes for each category - LIFF Selects and LIFF Audience Favourites - to enjoy multiple films.

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Leeds International Film Festival
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