LØVEKVINNEN * (Theatrical Release Germany/Norway 2017)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì 

Løvekvinnen—darkly themed—explores parental reaction and attempts to find best ways to help both themselves and their child when offspring is born with differences outside of the norm. This movie’s storyline orders itself on a simple, straight forward presentation but it does not fully explore the life choices available and seems bound to the only viable option as public display in a ‘freak’ show. Shallow exploration offsets itself with the conclusion and its twist. Watch for a very sweet scene as this little girl gets a new pair of white boots.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A female child is born with a natural difference from her peers. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Vibeke Idsoe for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Geir Henning Eikeland, Stig Hierkinn Haug, Vibeke Idsoe, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, and Lone Korslund for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Eva (Ida Ursin-Holm, Mathilde Thormine Storm, Aurora Lindseth-Løkka), Gustav (Rolf Lassgård), Sparky (Rolf Kristian Larsen), Hannah (Kjersti Tveterås), Professor Stroem (Lrs Knutzon), Jahnn (Kare Conradi), Ruth (LisaLoven Kongsli), Mrs. Grjothornet (Connie Nielsen), Swammerdamm (Henrik Mestad), and Andrej (Ken Duken). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. Overall the movie serves as a good family watch due to its great after-viewing discussion potential. It provides an opportunity to explore the different ways humans can be born and how to positively support differences. The conversation can be moved to best ways to support, not only physical differences, but differences of opinion, religious views, political stances, emotional reactions, and social positioning. Be aware that the English voice dubbing does not always match the mouth movement and has some significant lagging from scene to scene. 

*Also Known As: The Lion Woman

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