Thursday Pictures – SAMI BLOOD

Thursday 3 November 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Sami Blood is a 2016 Swedish coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Amanda Kernell, as her feature film debut. Inspired by the personal experience of Kernell’s grandmother, the deeply moving film is about what she calls an “untold” story and a “dark chapter” in Swedish history. Kernell is referring to the oppression of the Samis, also known as Lapps, an indigenous people who live in the far northern areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.

The film is set in the 1930s with a frame story in the present day. At the start of the film, 78-year-old Christina, a Sami woman whose name as a child was Elle-Marja, comes with her son and granddaughter to a small town somewhere in Swedish Lapland to attend her younger sister’s funeral. Christina does not want to be there. She does not like the Sami people, and is disturbed when people speak to her in her first language, Southern Sami, which she can no longer understand. She even refuses to spend the night at her late sister’s family home and would rather check into a hotel. In the evening at the hotel, Christina remembers her childhood and the events that drove her away from her community.

SAMI BLOOD screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 3 November 2022 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. Rated M 1hr 48 min. English subtitles.

$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.

REMINDER: The 2021/2022 Annual General Meeting of the Corangamite Film Society will be held from 6.45pm – 7.15pm just prior to the screening of Sami Blood. All welcome to attend the AGM.

This event will follow the current Victorian State Government Covid-19 regulations. NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

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