“Lion Woman” may be chosen for the Cannes Film Festival

"Lion Woman" may be relevant for the Cannes Film FestivalOSLO. Vibeke Idsøe.Photo: Cornelius Poppe / SCANPIX .

Vibeke Idsøe’s screen version of the Erik Fosnes Hansen’s novel “Lion Woman”  may be chosen to take part in the film festival in Cannes which opens May 11,  trade publication Screen writes.

The deadline for films that want to be chosen to take part in the prestigious film festival is after Easter, Klassekampen writes.
“Lion Woman” is about the life of Eva Arctander (Ida Ursin-Holm), a girl who was born with a disease that causes unnatural hair growth over the entire body.
The film, produced by Filmkameratene, will get Norwegian theatrical release on August 26, but has aroused great interest at the international film markets and has already been pre-sold to other countries.
The film is an international co-production starring Connie Nielsen and Rolf Lassgård. Director Vibeke Idsø has also made “Body Troopers” and “37 1/2”.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today