Open-air cinema #1: Sami Blood by Amanda Kernell

At the end of the summer, the Institut Suédois opens the gates of the Hôtel de Marle garden for a weekend, presenting two film sessions under the stars. Bring a cushion or a blanket if you like; if not, the grass is yours to sit on.

Elle, a fourteen-year-old Sami girl, is at boarding school. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and the humiliation of ethnic evaluations, she begins to dream of a new life. In order to find freedom and affirm what she wants to become, she thinks that she has no other choice than to break away from her family and her culture.

Shortlisted by several film festivals, Amanda Kernell’s first feature film has received great public acclaim and won numerous awards, including best filmmaker at La Mostra in Venice in 2016 and the Lux Prize en 2017.

Length: 1h 50m; drama; 2017; in Swedish with French subtitles; original title Sameblod.
Elle Marja (as a teenager): Lene Cecilia Sparrok
Njenna: Mia Erika Sparrok
Christina / Elle Marja: Maj Doris Rimpi

Admission free while space lasts.
Entrance through garden gates at 10, rue Elzévir at 8.30 pm.
The event will be cancelled if it rains.