THE LION WOMAN pre-sold to forty countries

The upcoming Norwegian film The Lion Woman has been pre-sold to forty countries.

In The Lion Woman, Eva Arctander is born with hypertrichosis, meaning that she is covered from head to toe with fine blonde hair. Her father is so ashamed of her that he hides her away from the world in their apartment, however Eva’s nanny fights for her right to be treated like everyone else.

The Lion Woman had a budget of NOK 80 million, making it the most expensive film made since Kon-Tiki, which had a budget of NOK 93 million in 2012. The film stars Rolf Lassgård (A Man Called Ove) and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Force Majeure).

The Lion Woman will premiere at the Norwegian International Film Festival at the end of this month.




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.