THE SELF PORTRAIT
Norway 2020 – Director: Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset, Espen Wallin – Original language: Norwegian – Subtitles: English
Lene Marie Fossen fought anorexia for 20 years. With her camera she documented her will to live but also her deterioration. The film brings great admiration for her artistic talent as a photographer but also provides an insight into her life with the disease.
We present the international premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2020 @home.
Camera: Øystein Mamen, Lars Erlend Tubaas Øymo. Sound: Magnus Haukaas. Editing: Helge Billing. Music: Susanne Sundfør. Production: Speranza Film. Producer: Margreth Olin. Length: 77 min. International Sales: Cinephil
Margreth Olin studied at the University of Bergen and the University of Applied Sciences Volda. She works as a director, film producer and screenwriter. She has won several awards for her documentary and feature films and is Managing Director of the production company Speranza Film.
BARNDOM, NO 2017, 90 min.
MANNEN FRA SNÅSA, NO 2016, 99 min.
DE ANDRE, NO 2012, 90 min.
Katja Høgset studied documentary film at Lillehammer University. Her graduation film THE BEST was shown at several festivals in Norway. Since then she has worked at Speranza Film, where she made her first documentary ISOLATION ROW in 2018.
ISOLATION ROW, NO 2018, 53 minutes.
Espen Wallin is a Norwegian photographer who has published his documentary images, portraits and works in major Norwegian magazines. Recently he has also shot music videos and social media commercials. He worked with Lene Marie Fossen for many years.