The Girl King

11 yrs 106 minutes 2015 5.9

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".

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama, historic, bechdel approved
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Actor: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist
Country: Finland
Language: English, French, German, Latin