The Girl King

The Girl King

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... More
1h56m Finland/Canada/Germany/Sweden 2015
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Tags
Lesbian Romance Family Coming-of-Age North-America Europe Movies

Synopsis

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.

An enigmatic young woman in conflict - torn between reason and passion; between her woman's body and being raised as a prince; between the ancient and modern worlds and between the brilliance of her educated mind and the conservative forces around her. Crowned Queen at the age of six, Kristina of Sweden was thrust into a labyrinth of power and tradition, where a court of austere, Lutheran men pressure her to marry and produce an heir to fulfill her destiny.

She finds sanctuary and love with her lady-in-waiting, the beautiful and elegant, countess Ebba Sparre, although the Chancellor, Axel Oxenstierna, pressures her to pair with his son, Johan. Soon the forces around the Queen realize that Ebba is the key to controlling her, but they underestimate Kristina's brilliant mind and her drive to be free.

Details

Country
FinlandCanadaGermanySweden
Language
EnglishFrenchGermanLatinItalian
Director
Mika Kaurismaki
Cast
Malin BuskaSarah Gadon
Awards & Selections
2015 Montréal World Film Festival Best Actress, 2016 Jussi Awards Best Costume Design
Review
A beautiful tale of first love

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