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Sami Blood [Swedish drama]

Hosted by the Consul of the Tokyo Cinema Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 29 Sep 19:45 - 23:15

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Dear Film Enthusiasts,

Let's catch up and go see 'Sami Blood' a film that screened at last year's Tokyo International Film Festival. Critics have given it 7.5/10 on IMDB and 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. NOTE: The film page does not say whether the subtitles are in English or in Japanese, so you would need to confirm this yourself or be ok to get a translation afterwards.

A 14-year-old girl (Lene Cecilia Sparrok) belonging to the Sami people, a Scandinavian ethnic minority, is subjected to racism and eugenic scrutiny in the Protected content when she is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to reeducate her into Swedish culture. She must soon choose between new academic opportunities or staying true to her cultural identity, all while weathering the storms of adolescence.

In the Swedish daily newspaper DN, the film critic starts the article by describing the film as "The longing and insurgency of Sápmi. Amanda Kernell's "Sami Blood" recalls our dark past, but also depicts formation dreams and freedom of life."

Trailer: Protected content

Before the film, let's meet for dinner in the restaurant on the ground floor.

Note: Tickets can be reserved beforehand online from the link and it is for the last screening of the day. To sit closer together, try getting something close to A3.

See you then.