The Girl King (15) S

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The Girl King (15) S

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  • Director Mika Kaurismäki
  • Origin Canada/Finland/France/Germany/Sweden
  • Year 2015
  • Duration 106 minutes

Raised as a prince under a conservative Lutherian court, Queen Kristina (Malin Buska) - grows up with ideas for modernising Sweden and bringing an end to war. Kristina begins to rule at the age of 18 and is quickly faced with choosing between her country, a new male suitor, her people and her religion. She caused a scandal when she chose not to marry and anointed Countess Ebba Sparre (Sarah Gadon – A Royal Night Out), as her Bed Companion. Fighting for her country she chooses to take control of her destiny and to find the freedom she desires. 

“Its particular take on history makes it starkly relevant today; it is no mere escapist costume drama.” – Eye For Film