THE LION WOMAN is opening the Norwegian Film Festival

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

This years Norwegian International Film Festival will have Vibeke Idsøe’s The Lion Woman premiering.

The film is adapted from the novel by Erik Fosne, and follows the story of Eva, a girl born with hypertrichosis lanuginosa congenita, an illness which makes hair grow all over one’s body. Eva is examined by doctors in humiliating ways, and mocked in school. In her teen years, Eva travels in a theatre group together with other people who suffer from rare diseases.

The Norwegian International Film Festival takes place between the 20th and 26th of August, and the film will have its domestic premiere on the 26th of August.

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.