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Based on an international bestseller by Erik Fosnes Hansen and set in the years 1912-1937, THE LION WOMAN tells the epic and beautiful story of Eva who is born with a body fully covered in hair. Despite the many challenges she is faced with due to her appearance, she manages to face and overcome them. Her exceptional intelligence takes her from a small railroad station community to the big world. The lion woman is both an emotionally gripping and fascinating story in the tradition of The Elephant Man and Mask.

Original Title Løvekvinnen
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +13
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 120'
Production Year 2016
Nationality Norway
Directed by Vibeke Idsøe
Screenplay Vibeke Idsøe
Based on the book "Løvekvinnen"
by Erik Fosnes Hansen
Director of photography Dan Laustsen
Editor Perry Eriksen
Costume Design Frauke Firl
Music Uno Helmersson
Main cast Rolf Lassgård
Connie Nielsen
Burghart Klaussner
Kjersti Tveterås
Rolf Kristian Larsen
Ole Johan Skjelbred
Karen-Lise Mynster
Ida Ursin-Holm
Lisa Loven Kongsli
Henrik Mestad
Kåre Conradi
Lars Knutzon
Produced by John M. Jacobsen, Marcus Brodersen, Reza Bahar
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Vibeke Idsøe (b. 1965) studied film at New York University's Film School, and is both an author and a writer-director. She made her debut as a film director in 1996, with the children's adventure film BODY TROOPERS, which she also wrote the screenplay for, based on her own novel from 1994 by the same title. The film was a great success in Norway, and won a number of awards at various prestigious festivals around the world, including the Adult's Jury Award at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Idsøe also co-wrote the screenplay for one of Norways biggest animation-film hits: GURIN WITH THE FOXTAILIN 1998, and also the script for her own animated film KARLSSON ON THE ROOF (2002). In 2005 she made her first film directed at a more adult audience, the comedy 37 AND A HALF.

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