As the controversial Queen without a country, Kristina defied convention, challenged tradition, and changed the course of history.
THE GIRL KING is the story of one of the most iconic Queens in history. Queen Kristina of Sweden, raised as a prince at her father’s request, is thrust into a world of conflict. Faced with the austere, fiercely conservative Lutheran values of the times, she begins her reign in confrontation – opting for education for all her subjects and an end to the Thirty Years War. Pulled between the Lutheran and Catholic forces, conspiring for her allegiance, she also faces an internal struggle. Falling deeply in love with her lady in waiting, the stunning Ebba Sparre, she is left confused and wanting. As the forces converge, Kristina is pushed towards making one of the greatest and most scandalous decisions in history. This is the story of the young Kristina, preceding this momentous and influential decision.
THE GIRL KING is the story of Sweden’s Queen Kristina, an enigmatic young woman who defied convention, challenged tradition and changed the course of history. Torn between reason and passion; between her female body and being raised as a prince; between the ancient and modern worlds and between the brilliance of her educated mind and the terror of the emotions she could not understand.
THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Screenplay: Michel Marc Bouchard
Malin Buska (Easy Money, Happy End)
Sarah Gadon (Belle, Enemy, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Dracula Untold)
Michael Nyqvist (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, John Wick)
Lucas Bryant (Queer As Folk, Haven, The Vow)
Laura Birn (Purge, A Walk Among The Tombstones)
Hippolyte Girardot (The Conquest, Lady Chatterly’s Lover)
Francois Arnaud (Blindspot, The Borgias)
Patrick Bauchau (2012, Panic Room, Clear And Present Danger, A View To A Kill)
MTRCB Rating: R-16 WITHOUT CUTS (Strictly for 16 years old and above)
Running Time: 1 hour and 43 minutes
Released by: Solar Pictures
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