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“Sámi Blood” wins the 2017 LUX Film Prize


“Sámi Blood”, a Swedish/Norwegian/Danish co-production, is 2017 winner of the  LUX Film Prize

 European Parliament President Antonio Tajani announced in Strasbourg on Tuesday that "Sami Blood" has won the 11th  LUX Film Prize.

President Tajani congratulated the three finalists, including the winning film crew, and said:

"The Lux Prize is in the vanguard of promoting cinema that is MADE IN EUROPE, of our creative industry and our cultural and linguistic diversity.

The "seventh art" was born here in Europe. Cinema is a driver of culture, values and dialogue. This edition paves the way to a successful 2018 one, in the year of European cultural heritage. Cultural heritage is not only made up of literature and art. It is made also of the stories we tell and the films we watch. It is the fabric of our lives."

Sámi Blood, by Swedish director Amanda Kernell, tells the story of a young Sami girl who abandons her community because she dreams of a different life, but to pursue her goal she has to face racist attitudes.

The European Parliament in association with the Cork Film Festival will offer a  free screening of the 2017 LUX Film Prize winner  on 17 November in the Gate Cinema Cork at 15h45.  Tickets available at


Award ceremony
Interview with the winner (will be available later in the afternoon)
Sámi Blood,
All you want to know about - Lux Prize 2017
Lux Prize webpage