The Girl King
This thrilling drama tells the story about the 16th century Queen Kristina of Sweden. Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki lets us follow Kristina from inheriting the throne at the age of 6 until she abdicates ten years later. Kristina (Malin Buska) fights against the conservative views of the court, from defending her sexuality to her ideas to create a more modern and peaceful Sweden. Mikael Nyqvist plays the role of Axel Oxenstierna, Kristina's guardian. Bernt Eklund at Expressen writes that "The men are pale beside Malin Buska".