Drama about discrimination in Lapland wins film award European Parliament

The film Sami Blood of the Swedish director Amanda Kernell has the Lux film prize of the European Parliament won. That has president Antonio Tajani announced Tuesday during a ceremony in the hemisphere in Strasbourg.

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Sami Blood testifies about the discrimination of the Sami, the indigenous people of Lapland, in the thirties. The main character in this drama is Elle-Marja, a fourteen girl who wants to escape a future as a rendierherder and dreams of a different existence in Sweden. But for that, she must waive her culture and the ties with her family break.

In Knack Focus, said our reviewer when the movie came out about a ‘classic coming-of-age material where Kernell, on the Lapse setting, nothing new to add, but that is still satisfying thanks to the top-notch interpretation of Lene Cecilia Sparrok and a sometimes lyrical camera that eagerly uses the summer light of the northern setting.’ He concluded: “Lapland may not be a real country, Sami Blood is real cinema.’

Sami Blood out of BPM of the French filmmaker Robin Campillo and Western of the German director Valeska Grisebach. The three movies will be at the expense of the European Parliament subtitled in the 24 official languages of the European Union. The winning picture will also receive support for international promotion and is adapted for the visually impaired and hard of hearing. The three films on the shortlist will be shown during the LUX Film Days taking place in cinemas throughout the European Union.

With the LUX prize of the European Parliament is the distribution of European films promote. The award exists since 2007. In the past, went under more Le silence de Lorna by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne , and The Broken Circle Breakdown from Felix van Groeningen with the distinction of the get.

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