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A touching love story set in the snow covered reindeer herding tundra.

When your love for another person and your lifestyle are not compatible, how do you handle it? Lena returns to her snow-covered homeland to research a new art-project and falls deeply in love with reindeer herder Mahtte.  His family disapprove of Lena and Máhtte have to consider giving up his traditional herding life to be with the woman he loves.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Release date (international):
2023-09-11
Production company:
Freedom from Fear AS
Financing company:
International Sami Film Institute
Filmfond Nord
Freedom from Fear AS
Producer:
Mona J. Hoel

Director

  • Sara Margrethe Oskal

    Sara Margrethe Oskal (b. 1970) was a professional reindeer herder until she had to make a choice between the Arts and the monocultural lifestyle. She chose the Arts and holds a PHD in performing Arts from the National Academy of Arts, Oslo-Norway, researching "Sami humor and jester tradition in yoik, storytelling and contemporary stage expressions". She is also an experienced screenwriter and poet and was nominated to the Nordic Council Litterature price in 2016 with the poetry book «savkkuhan sávrri sániid - tireless words». In 2015 she made her debut as a film director with the short film Aurora Keeps an Eye on You. It left a strong impression and was screened in several prestigious international filmfestivals. Sara Margrethe Oskal is currently developing her feature film script The Flame Keeper.

    Sara Margrethe Oskal

Cast

Risten Anine Kvernmo Gaup
Nils Ailu Kemi
Elias Ánte Pilutaq Gaup Lennert
Anitta Suikkari
Berit Anne Oskal Kemi
Anders Isak Oskal
John Ante Oskal
Aslat Mahtte Gaup
Inga Marje Utsi
Sverre Porsanger
Ingá Márjá Sarre
Egil Keskitalo
Ebba Lovise Joks
Mikkel Isak Pulk

Festivals

2023:
Toronto International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Sara Margrethe Oskal
Screenplay:
Sara Margrethe Oskal
Cinematographer:
Anders Hoft
Editor:
Anna Løvlund
Sound Design:
Håkon Lammetun

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Language:
Sami
Subtitles:
English

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