The period drama has sold to France and China.
Scandinavian sales outfit TrustNordisk has closed further deals on The Lion Woman (Løvekvinnen) at Cannes.
First International Production has picked up distribution rights for France, while Chinese outfit DD Dream International Media has also taken the film.
Previous sales include Benelux (September Film), South America (California Filmes), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Group), Turkey (Sinema TV Yay. VE PROD), Czech Republic (Fenix Distribution), Estonia (Estin Film) and Hong Kong (EDKO Films Ltd.).
The Norwegian film, based on author Erik Fosnes Hansen’s novel, stars Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) and Rolf Lassgård (The Hunters). Vibeke Idsøe adapted the book and directed.
Set in the years 1912-1937, the story follows a young girl who is born with hair covering her body. Despite the adversity presented by her abnormal physical appearance, she still managed to live an extraordinary life.
John M. Jacobsen, Reza Bahar and Marcus B. Brodersen produced the film for Filmkameratene AS and Gifted Films West GmbH, in co-production with Tre Vänner, MMC Movies and The Post Republic.
Support came 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.