• arthouse ,
  • drama ,
  • second feature ,
  • indigenous people ,
  • Feature Films
2023 | 99 min



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 Turns out the withdrawn and distrusting aunt had been a victim of the assimilation policies and the niece has to make a big decision.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 Sámi roots.

Festivals: Tribeca 2023, Toronto IFF 2023
DIRECTOR: Katja Gauriloff
SCRIPT: Katja Gauriloff, Niillas Holmberg
PRODUCERS: Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava, Anna Nuru
SALES: The Yellow Affair


Katja Gauriloff

Katja Gauriloff (b. 1972) is a film director, scriptwriter and a co-owner of the production company Oktober. Her documentary films Canned Dreams and Kaisa's Enchanted Forest both screened at Berlinale and at various other international film festivals. Kaisa's Enchanted Forest won the Finnish film award Jussi for best documentary film in 2016. Gauriloff's first fiction film Baby Jane came out in 2019 and her second feature Je'vida opened in Tribeca 2023. Je'vida is the first ever feature film in the Skolt Sámi language. Gauriloff lives and works in Rovaniemi, Northern Finland.

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Jenni Domingo

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Feature Films

• festival distribution strategy for feature films
• travel support and material and marketing support for feature films

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