Das Löwenmädchen (Germany)
The Lion Woman (World-wide) (alternative title) (English title)
KRONOS RECORDS and MOVIESCORE MEDIA present another sublime score from Scandinavian cinema. Written and directed by Vibeke Idsøe based on the 2006 novel by Norwegian author Erik Fosnes Hansen, The Lion Woman tells the tale of Eva Arctander, a girl who suffers from a rare genetic disorder which makes hairs grow over large parts of her body. Born in 1912 while her mother dies during childbirth, Eva's father initially tries to hide his daughter, but Eva cannot be held back from achieving her dreams. Despite humiliating examinations and bullying, Eva still falls in love, experiences respect and disrespect and discovers company by joining in a theater group featuring other folk who also suffer from rare diseases. The film follows Eva through ages 7, 14 and 22 in a most unusual coming-of stage story.
Composer Uno Helmersson explores the uplifting story of Eva with an emotionally evocative, thematically rich score exploring all three stages in the girls development in accepting herself. As the composer puts it: "The Lion Woman is a story about being different, trying to make your way through life. It is also a story about the complex relationship between a father and daughter – guilt, pride, judgement and love. The music in general comments both the inner as the outer world of Eva and her voyage. It also emphasize the relationship between Eva and her father Gustav. With its slightly melancholic, driving, beautiful and magic world – it takes you on Eve´s journey through life."
The Lion Woman soundtrack features additional music by Kristian Eidnes Andersen, best known for his contributions to the films of Lars von Trier.
The CD is limited to 300 copies and will not last long!
- Kronos Records