Ep85 - Amanda Kernell, Writer-Director Award-Winning Film, ‘Sami Blood’


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In 1930s Sweden a young reindeer-herding Sámi girl faces racism and prejudice. To fit in at boarding school she wants to leave her rural roots and break all ties with her culture, but her actions threaten to tear her family apart. ‘Sami Blood’ is written and directed by Amanda Kernell, and is her first feature film. To date it has collected ten awards at film festivals and been nominated for many more, while the short film it was based upon, Stoerre Vaerie, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance festival. In this interview, Kernell discusses the importance of conveying how a situation feels, filming in a language only a few hundred people speak, and the extraordinary casting process for her film. In addition, the print interview for this conversation is available on Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s website. Stay up-to-date on other creative advice at www.creativeprinciples.live

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