Gatja Gauriloff’s Je’vida is the first ever Skolt Sámi feature film. Music by Lau Nau with Pekko Käppi. Produced by Oktober, in cinemas 2023.
An aunt and her niece who have never met before drive to Lapland to empty a house they’ve inherited. Turns out the withdrawn and distrusting aunt had been a victim of the assimilation policies and the niece has to make a big decision. By taking interest in each other they find value in themselves and their roots.
World premiere: Tribeca 2023
Director: Katja Gauriloff
Producers: Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava, Anna Nuru
Screenwriters: Katja Gauriloff, Niillas Holmberg
Cinematographer: Tuomo Hutri
Editor: Timo Peltola
Composer: Laura Naukkarinen
Cast: Agafia Niemenmaa, Heidi Juliana Gauriloff, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Seidi Haarla, Erkki Gauriloff, Matleena Fofonoff