The Girl King
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Sarah Gadon, Malin Buska , Michael Nyquist
Country of Origin: Finland, Canada, Germany 2015 106 mins.
Released by Peccadillo Pictures
Raised as a prince under a conservative Lutheran court, Queen Kristina 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, as her Bed Companion. Fighting for her country she chooses to take control of her destiny and to find the freedom she desires. Peccadillo Pictures.