Cannes 2016: TrustNordisk sells THE LION WOMAN around the world

The Lion Woman (2016)
The Lion Woman (2016)

TrustNordisk has made several deals for the Norwegian period film The Lion Woman at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film has so far been sold to Benelux (September Film), South America (California Filmes), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Group), Turkey (Sinema TV Yay. VE PROD), Czech Republic (Fenix Distribution), Estonia (Estin Film) and Hong Kong (EDKO Films Ltd.). Now the film will also be heading to France for First International Production and to China for DD Dream International Media.

Set in the years 1912-1937, the film tells the story of a young girl who is born with hair covering her body. Despite the adversity presented by her abnormal physical appearance, she still manages to live an extraordinary life. The story is based on Erik Fosnes Hansen’s novel, stars Connie Nielsen and Rolf Lassgård, and is adapted and directed by Vibeke Idsøe.

Support for the film came from The Norwegian Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute, The Nordic Film and TV fund, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, The German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfunds and Eurimages.

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.