31st October, 2018

Eureka acquire rights to strange supernatural folk tale THE WHITE REINDEER


Eureka have acquired home video and theatrical rights to The White Reindeer (Valkoinen peura), a strange supernatural folk tale based on Lapland mythology.

Shot in the Arctic Circle’s snowy expanses, Erik Blomberg’s The White Reindeer is a marvel of film fantasy. Pirita, played by the director’s wife, Mirjami Kuosmanen, is a bewitched young woman wed to an often-absent reindeer herder. Longing for affection, she carries out a sacrifice to empower a local shaman’s love potion and becomes cursed, transforming into a white reindeer by night and drinking the blood of local hunters. 

Based on an old Lapp saga, The White Reindeer blends documentary travelogue with avant-garde experimentation and produces an art house horror film without compare, winning the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and granted the prize for Best Fairy Tale Film at the Cannes Film Festival by Jean Cocteau’s presiding jury.

The White Reindeer has already screened at Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham and will screen at the Leeds International Film Festival on 3 & 5 November 2018 and Cine-City in Brighton on 24 November 2018  ahead of a home video release as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in 2019.

A new and exclusive trailer for The White Reindeer will premiere on You Tube, Facebook and Twitter at 3pm on 31 October 2018. 


Nottingham, Mayhem Film Festival, 12 October 2018 (1 day)

Leeds, Vue Leeds (Leeds International Film Festival), 3 & 5 November 2018 (2 days) Book Here

Brighton, Dukes at Komedia (Cine-City), 24 November 2018 (1 day) Book Here




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