Written and directed by Amanda Kernall, this coming of age story, Sami Blood, is about an indigenous girl's struggle for acceptance and assimilation into Swedish society in the 1930s. This visually stunning, award-winning drama addresses and entices all the senses and audiences will be drawn into the story of Elle-Marja as she turns her back on her heritage and endeavours to gain a higher education. The film explores the themes of belonging and difference as it follows Elle-Marja on her journey back to her homeland, and back in time, to events she'd rather forget.
Lene Cecilia Sparrok, in the lead role as Elle-Marja, is enchanting, as is her real life and on-screen sister, Mia Erika Sparrok. As much is said in the silences between the two actresses as in the dialogue between them.