The Self Portrait

(Selvportrett)

She is fascinated by human faces – but she hid her own for a long time. In an effort to stop time, Lene became enchanted by photography, but also the desire never to grow up and to have total control over her own body.

"I wanted to remain a child forever," says Norwegian artist Lene Marie Fossen. The tiny 28-year-old woman battling with anorexia has never physically gone through puberty. She stopped eating when she was ten years old. Since then, the disease has completely paralysed not only her body but also her thoughts. But her joy of life was awakened with a new passion: portrait photography. Hidden behind the lens, Lene captures the faces of Greek residents and children in refugee camps. Her collection of self-portraits has made her one of the world's leading photographers. She receives offers for her own shows, interviews, TV appearances. The more attention she gets, the more her illness dominates her. The film is an intimate journey into the life of a young woman who wants the world to remember her as an important photographer, not as a patient with an eating disorder.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Espen Wallin, Margreth Olin, Katja Høgseth
Norway
2020 | 80 min.

Language: Norwegian

Subtitles: English

Director

Margreth Olin

Filmography
2020 - The Self Portrait
2017 - Barndom
2016 - Mannen fra Snåsa
2012 - De andre

Margreth Olin

Katja Høgseth

Filmography
2020 - The Self Portrait
2018 - Fengslet og forlatt

Katja Høgseth

Espen Wallin

Festival guest on days
Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2020

Filmography
2020 - The Self Portrait

Espen  Wallin

Screenings

08. 03. 13:30 Svetozor - Small Hall
DiscussionEspen Wallin, director
Tickets
09. 03. 18:00 Svetozor - Large Hall
DiscussionEspen Wallin, director
Tickets
14. 03. 21:00 Municipal Library – Small Hall
DiscussionKateřina Sloviaková, Anabell
Anna Šímová, Anabell
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