The White Reindeer (Valkoinen Peura)
(Erik Blomberg | Finland | 1952 | 12A)
Erik Blomberg | Finland | 1952 | 12A
Winning Best Fairy Tale Film from Jean Cocteau’s jury at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival, ‘The White Reindeer’ is a dark, magical tale set within Scandinavia’s Sami community. Pirita, a young bride, grows lonely when her new husband Aslak is taken far away from home, overseeing his reindeer herd. Visiting the local shaman in the hopes of changing her fortunes, Pirita finds herself instead turned into a vampyric, shapeshifting white reindeer. Can she keep her secret from her community, or will she risk destroying the very things she loves the most?