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Sami - a tale from the north (2017)

Amanda Kernell, Sweden

This movie will be available on January 20th 2022.

This movie will be available on January 20th 2022.

In 1930s Lapland, the 14-year-old indigenous Sámi girl, Elle Marja, leaves the wild ancestral grounds and the family's reindeer camp to attend a remote draconian boarding school along with her younger sister, Njenna. However--as the bright rural student pursues a denied education and an opportunity, desirous of integrating herself into the modern Swedish society--a painful visit by a team of anthropologists paired by a traumatic experience will be the harsh reminders of an ever-present brutal prejudice and a deep-seated racism. Uppsala promises a bright future in the bustling metropolis, but to pass as a regular Swedish teenager, Elle Marja will have to make a greater sacrifice than just changing her name. But, can an outcast sever ties and renounce his proud lineage so easily?

Duration
108 minutes
Language
OV Swedish/ Southern Sami
Subtitles
German, French, Italian
Video Quality
1080p
Available in
Switzerland, Liechtenstein