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THE TUNDRA WITHIN ME
EALLOGIERDU

Directed by Sara Margrethe Oskal

Norway | 2023 | 95' | Saami, Norwegian

After living for many years in Oslo, Lena moves back to Sápmi in Northern Norway with her young son to explore Sami gender in an art project. While researching in the wintry tundra, she falls in love with reindeer herder Máhtte - whose mother, the head of the family, disapproves of the relationship. As decisions from the past come to haunt her, Lena struggles to find out whether her and Máhtte's lifestyles can ever be compatible.

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"Stunning arctic scenes"

- Alex Heeney, CBC

Festivals & Awards

TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)

Tromsø International Film Festival (Norway)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (USA) 

Milwaukee Film Festival (USA)

Māoriland Film Festival (New Zealand)

Seattle International Film Festival (USA)

Sydney Film Festival - First Nations Award (Australia)

Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival (Australia)

Sara Margrethe Oskal was born in Kautokeino, Norway. An actor, writer, and director, she has a PhD in Performing Arts from Oslo National Academy. Her films include the shorts Beaivvi nieida (18) and Rieban (23). The Tundra Within Me (23) is her first feature.

Sara
Margrethe
Oskal

Director

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