THE LION WOMAN opens Haugesund Film Festival 2016

Monday 8. August

The spectacular drama The Lion Woman gets the honour of opening the 44th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund on Sunday 21 August. The film is based on Erik Fosnes Hansen’s novel of the same name and is directed by Vibeke Idsøe.

The film features a star-studded team before the camera, led by Rolf Lassgård as Gustav, who recently won the Guldbagge Award in Sweden as Best Actor for A Man Called Ove. The role as Eva is played by three young actresses at different ages: Aurora Lindseth-Løkka, Mathilde T. H. Storm and Ida Ursin-Holm. In other roles we find among others Kåre Conradi, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Kjersti Tveterås, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Henrik Mestad and from Denmark Karen-Lise Mynster, Lars Knutzon and Connie Nielsen. German actors include Ken Duken, who was previously seen as Gestapo commander Fehmer in Max Manus.