2023 • 1h 39m • Finland

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Festival tag:

New Nordic Films

Original title
English subtitles
  • drama
Katja Gauriloff
  • Agafia Neimenmaa, Heidi Juliana Gauriloff, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Seidi Haarla, Erkki Gauriloff, Matleena Fofonof
Katja Gaurilof, Niillas Homberg
Tuomo Hutri
Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava, Anna Nuru
Production company
Oktober IY
Int. Sales
The Yellow Affair

AN AUNT AND HER NIECE who’ve never met before drive to Lapland to empty a house they’ve inherited. It turns out the withdrawn and distrusting aunt was a victim of Finland’s assimilation policies, and the niece must make a big decision. By taking interest in each other they find value in themselves and their roots. Je’vida is the first feature film in history to be made in the Skolt Sámi language.

Je'vida premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and is selected for Toronto International Film Festival 2023


KATJA GAURILOFF (b. 1972) is an awardwinning film director well-known for her influential films. Her films have been screened and awarded at various festivals around the world. Canned Dreams and Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest have both been part of the Berlinale, with Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest opening the Berlinale NATIVe section in 2017. Katja Gauriloff won Best Documentary Film at the Finnish National Film Awards (Jussi) in 2016. Her first fiction feature was Baby Jane (2019).
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