Already at this early stage TrustNordisk has closed a number of sales worldwide on Vibeke Idsøe´s upcoming period drama THE LION WOMAN.


The sales include Benelux (September Film Rights), South America (California Filmes), Former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Groupicon), Turkey (Sinema TV Yay. VE PROD) and Hong Kong (EDKO Films Ltd.). 


"Few films leave an impression for a lifetime, this one does. The wide variety of sales further underlines the global appeal of the film and we are looking forward to closing even more territories in the near future" says CEO Rikke Ennis.  


The film is based on the internationally acclaimed book by Norwegian author Erik Fosnes Hansen and stars Connie Nielsen (GLADIATOR, 2010; NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL I, 2013; THE FOLLOWING, 2014) and Rolf Lassgård (WALLANDER, 1995-2007; AFTER THE WEDDING, 2006; A MAN CALLED OVE, 2015) among others.


THE LION WOMAN is set in the years between 1912-1937 and tells the epic and beautiful story of Eva who is born with hair covering her body. Despite the many challenges she is faced with, due to her appearance, she manages to shape and live an extraordinary life.


The film is produced by John M. Jacobsen, Reza Bahar and Marcus B. Brodersen for Filmkameratene AS and Gifted Films West GmbH in co-production with Tre Vänner, MMC Movies and The Post Republic with support 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.