Phenomenal Women: Self-Portrait Screening

Phenomenal Women returns in person in Edinburgh, Inverness and online with a special programme of acclaimed documentaries directed by women tackling mental health issues and politics through a personal lens and a female gaze.

Self-Portrait by Katja Høgset, Espen Wallin, Margreth Olin / 2020 / Norway / 77 min

Screening: 10 September 2022 at 3.30PM at Summerhall in Edinburgh

The film is also screening at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness at 3PM on 10 September. Tickets and info about the venue here.   

The film will be available to watch online from 19 to 24 September, for a rental period of 48h. Available on Vimeo on Demand.  

Join us for the Scottish Premiere of Self-Portrait, a moving portrait of an artist and a portrait of a deadly disease. During the last years, Lene Marie Fossen became recognised as a world class photographer. She has been suffering from severe anorexia since the age of ten. She had a unique photo-project: expose the shame and confront the disease. Her photo art is raw and honest.

Norwegian with English descriptive subtitles

Content note: This film contains material that may be difficult for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

By booking a ticket, you will be updated on how to join a live online Q&A with the filmmaker.


To make our events more accessible, we are using a sliding scale ticket price for our screenings. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest!

All screenings will be available to pre-book online on a sliding scale basis £2-£8, with free tickets available during the screening dates at the venue.  If you would like to book a free ticket in advance, or make a group booking of free tickets, please feel free to get in touch via [email protected].

Programme partners: Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, led by the Mental Health Foundation.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.


September 10, 2022 at 3:30pm - 5pm


Edinburgh EH9 1PL
United Kingdom
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Alexandra Colta ·

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