SWE, NOR, DEN (2016)
English and Czech subtitles
The 14-year-old Sami girl Elle Marja breeds reindeer. In the 1930s Sweden, she is exposed to prejudice and racism, and has to face humiliation at a special boarding school for Sami children. Elle Marja begins dreaming of a new life, yet first she has to change her identity and sever all bounds with her family and native culture. Amanda Kernell’s enthralling debut feature views the “natural” Sami ethnic community from within, revealing the dark phase in Sweden’s colonial history in an almost physical manner.