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by Katja Hogset, Margreth Olin, Espen Wallin
Photographer Lene Marie Fossen’s extreme form of anorexia is at the center of her artistic practice, giving the young woman a tool to engage in the representation of her own illness. This haunting portrait reveals how she explores her struggles through her own self-transcendent photography. At once beautiful but undeniably painful, her extraordinary catalog of images forces the viewer to think beyond how we understand this devastating disorder.
In October 2019, at only 33, Lene Marie passed away. She watched the film before, together with her parents wishing for it to be released worldwide.
Director: Katja Hogset, Margreth Olin, Espen Wallin
Producer: Margreth Olin - Speranza Film
Cinematographer: Øystein Mamen, Lars Erlend Tubaas Øymo
Editor: Helge Billing, Michal Leszczylowski
DIRECTOR - MARGRETH OLIN
Margreth Olin is an award-winning Norwegian director and producer, most known for her documentaries. In 1998 her first full-length documentary IN THE HOUSE OF ANGELS was released theatrically in Norway. Her international breakthrough came with the film MY BODY in 2002. Olin’s documentary DOING GOOD is one of the highest-grossing documentaries ever in Norway.
DIRECTOR - KATJA HOGSET
Katja Høgset graduated in 2014 from Lillehammer University College as a documentary film director. Her graduation film THE BEST was screened at several festivals in Norway. Since then she has been working in Speranza Film, making her debut documentary feature ISOLATION ROW (2018). It was seen by 600,000 people on national television, and it created national debate and political change.
DIRECTOR - ESPEN WALLIN
Espen Wallin is a Norwegian photographer, who has published his documentary images, portraits and own work in the major Norwegian magazines. Lately, he has been focusing on filming and has done several music videos and commercials for social media. He has also been working with Lene Marie Fossen for eight years, and has through that relationship earned an exclusive and unique position to capture the essence of her work.
GOTEBORG 2020〡KRAKOW FF 2020 - FIPRESCI & AUDIENCE AWARDS〡ONE WORLD 2020 - JURY AWARD〡THESSALONIKI 2020 - HUMAN VALUES AWARD〡BIOGRAFILM 2020 - AUDIENCE AWARD〡FESTIVAL IMAGESANTE 2020 - PRIX SOULEVER DES MONTAGNES〡DOKFEST MUNICH 2020〡DOC NYC 2020〡CPH:DOX 2020
"A poignant and sobering story"
- Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa
- Nick Cunningham, Business Doc Europe
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