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Sleeping with a Tiger by Anja Salomonowitz is a poetic portrait of the Austrian painter Maria Lassnig (Birgit Minichmayr.) Gifted child, abandoned daughter, determined woman, lonely artist, explorer of inner worlds, celebrated painter—throughout her life Maria Lassnig searches for her own personal artistic expression. The search is always a struggle, as she collides with the male dominated art world  and devotes her entire being to bringing her experience and pain to the canvas. When she finds success and finally becomes a celebrated artist, she’ll do that her own way too.