SELVPORTRETT

Norway

Synopsis

Lene Marie Fossen, a world-class photographer, suffers from anorexia. She stopped eating at the age of ten. Intent on exposing the shame around anorexia and confronting her disease, her art is naked and honest. SELF PORTRAIT is Lene Marie’s journey and struggle. “If only it was about snapping your fingers and beginning to eat again.” 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 world-wide.

Director's Biography

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. 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. 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.

Director's Biography

2020 SELF PORTRAIT 2018 ISOLATION ROW 2017 CHILDHOOD 2016 DOING GOOD 2013 CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE 2012 NOWHERE HOME 2009 THE ANGEL 2006 LULLABY 2004 RAW YOUTH 2002 MY BODY MIN 2000 GLUTTONY 1998 IN THE HOUSE OF ANGELS 1997 MY UNCLE 1994 IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Espen Wallin, Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset

Written by: Margreth Olin, Katja Hogset

Produced by: Margreth Olin

Cinematography: Øystein Mamen, Lars Erlend Tubaas Øymo, Espen Wallin

Editing: Helge Billing

Sound: Håkon Lammetun

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Documentary Selection 2020