Sara Margrethe Oskal (NO)

Sami scriptwriter, director and actress. Born 1970 in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino.

Sara Margrethe Oskal is a director, screenwriter, and actor from Guovdageaidnu / Kautokeino, Norway.

Oskal was a reindeer herder for ten years until she chose the arts as a way of living. She holds a PhD in Performing Arts from the Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway, where she researched humor, joik, storytelling and contemporary stage expressions. As a result of that she made the award winning one woman show Guksin Guollemuorran (The Whole Caboodle, 2009), which she has been performing in festivals worldwide.

She is also an experienced poet and was nominated to the Nordic Council Literature Prize for Tireless words (2012) in 2016.

Oskal has acted in several films, among other in the feature film The Minister of State (1997) directed by Paul-Anders Simma and the short film Áile ja Áhkku (Áile and Grandmother, 2015) directed by Siljá Somby.

She was the dubbing director for Sámi versions of Frozen II and Chihiro – Spirited Away, and wrote and directed the shorts Rieban (The Fox, 2023), Covida buriid ja bahas beivviid (Covid Side Effects, 2020), Beaivvi nieida (Daughter of the Sun, 2018), and Guovssahas oaidná du (Aurora Keeps an Eye on You, 2015).

Eallogierdu – The Tundra Within Me is her first feature film, and it is also the first contemporary love story written and directed by a Sámi woman. It had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in 2023.

Basic info

Main profession: Director
Born: 1970
Active: 2010-


Eallogierdu (2023)
Rieban (2023)
Covida buriid ja bahas beivviid (2020)
Beaivvi nieida (2018)
Guovssahsas oaidná du (2015)

Regi samisk språkversjon:
Frozen II (2019)
Chihiro og heksene (2001)

Jenta med fiskesmykket (2017)
Ara (2016)
Áile ja Áhkku (2015)
Juletrollet (2012)
Misa mi (2003)
Stol på ministeren! (1997)
Skáidi (1995)
Brødrene dal og legenden om Atlant-Is (1994)

Read more about the films at Svensk Filmdatabas (SE)

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