The Girl King, the story of Sweden’s Queen Kristina, is having its world premiere at Montreal’s World Film Festival tonight. It’s a Finland -Canada co-production, filmed in Germany and Finland, from a script written in French by Quebec’s Michel Marc Bouchard. The English language version of the film is by award-winning translator, Linda Gaboriau.
Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki explained this big screen version: “The Girl King is not intended as a traditional epic costume film but as an intense, actor-centered, psychological drama about one of the most interesting and mysterious personalities of all time.”
Kristina is about the 17th century woman of great ambition, a Queen from childhood, who, when forced to chose between her position and her heart, follows her heart and her great love for another woman. The film will have its theatrical release in 2016.