Maj Doris


TIFF Lightbox 4 Fri, Apr 27, 2018 8:30 PM
TIFF Lightbox 3 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 12:00 PM
TIFF Lightbox 3 Sun, May 6, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Sweden
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Aging & the Elderly
Art & Artists
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Performers & Performance
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jon Blåhed
Producer(s):Göran Hedemalm
Executive Producer(s):Li Skarin
Editor(s):Jimmy Sundin
Writer(s):Jon Blåhed
Cinematography:Jimmy Sundin
Sound:Tony Österholm


Seventy-five-year-old Maj Doris Rimpi is a Swedish living legend—an artist, a painter, an actress, a poet and an inspiration to the entire Sámi Indigenous community. Today, she lives alone in the majestic white sprawl of Sweden's Arctic Circle, deeply rooted in the Sámi tradition of tending to reindeer until they leave her for the mountains in the spring. In Jon Blåhed's visually astounding debut feature, we're welcomed with open arms into the life of a beautiful soul still yearning for discovery, still passionate for life's encounters. Whether it's taking her new helper Mansoor, an Afghan refugee, and his friends out for burgers or travelling by snowmobile to spend time with young Sámi women roasting dinner on an open fire, Maj Doris has a zest for life that's truly unmatched. This could be the most beautiful doc you'll see all year. Ravi Srinivasan

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