The Girl King
Winner, Best Actress and Audience Award for Most Popular Film, Montreal World Film Festival 2015. New York Premiere. Presented in partnership with Scandinavia House
Mika Kaurismäki, Finland, Canada, Germany, Sweden, 2015, 106 min, in English, French, and German with English subtitles
In 1933, Greta Garbo could only hint at lesbianism in her famous Hollywood historical drama about Sweden’s Queen Christina. This lavish and romantic re-imagining is not so coy, as the queer queen invites her beautiful handmaiden to be her “bed-warmer”, refuses to wear dresses or marry, and then must face the consequences from the conservative political establishment. Anyone addicted to historical dramas like WOLF HALL and REIGN is sure to love this sumptuous and sexy period piece.
Writers: Michel Marc Bouchard Cast: Malin Buska, Michael Nyqvist, Laura Birn, Patrick Bachau, & François Arnaud