The Girl King

2015 / Finland, Germany, Canada, Sweden, France / costume drama

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Cast: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist
English, French, German, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 106 min.



Courtyard of the Grand Dukes Palace
18th – 22.30 (“Cinema under the Stars”, entrance – 5 eur)

“The Girl King” is the steamy and sumptuous story of one of the most iconic queens in history. Crowned Queen in 1633 at the age of six and raised as a Prince, Queen Kristina of Sweden was an enigmatic and brilliant young leader who fought conservative forces to revolutionize Sweden while falling in love and exploring her awakening sexuality. Torn between conflicts of political and personal aspirations, Kristina made one of the greatest and most scandalous decisions in history.