2016 Amanda Kernell 110 min Sweden Subtitles Drama
In this eloquent coming-of-age drama set in the 1930s, Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-herding Sami girl. Exposed to racial shaming at her boarding school, where indigenous students are converted into acceptable members of Swedish society, she starts dreaming of another life. After sneaking off to a dance and experiencing respect without question, she has to decide if leaving her family and disavowing her Sámi heritage will give her the life she is seeking.
Preceded by the short: The Foster Portfolio.
THE FOSTER PORTFOLIO
2017 Danielle Katvan 19 min USA Short Drama
Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., the Foster Portfolio is an offbeat, mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange, double life. This is a study of human nature in a materialistic society, and the length to which people will go to indulge in their true passions.