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Ann-Helén Laestadius’ critically acclaimed novel Stolen will be adapted into a feature film for Netflix.

Ann-Helén Laestadius, who will also be executive producer, says in a comment:

“I am over the moon! For me as an author it is of course a dream to see my book adapted into a film and reach a whole new audience across the world. And I’m incredibly happy that Netflix – with their reach – chooses to highlight a Sami story in a big way.”

Director Elle Márjá Eira (The Sami Have Rights, Ealát), who will make her feature film debut says:

“It is about time that the world gets to know this story, and what is going on in Sápmi today. I am a reindeer owner myself, and I recognize myself in this story. I also know that my fellow indigenous sisters, brothers and ancestors are with me. I am proud and grateful that Netflix and Ann-Helén Laestadius have given me this opportunity, and cannot wait to bring it to a new audience.”

They will be joined by award-winning screenwriter Peter Birro (Monica Z, 438 Days).

Filming will commence in Sápmi in the spring of 2023, with a global premiere on Netflix planned for 2024.

Read the press release from Netflix here.

Original Title Stolen
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