The Girl King
Saturday October 17th 2015, 7:30 pm
Runtime: 102 Minutes
Language: English with some Swedish, French and German with English subtitles
Director: Mika KaurismÃ¤ki
Country: Finland, 2015
Category: INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
Crowned Queen at the age of six, Kristina of Sweden was thrust into a labyrinth of power and tradition, where a court of austere, Lutheran men pressure her to marry and produce an heir to fulfill her destiny. She finds sanctuary and love with her lady-in-waiting, the beautiful and elegant, countess Ebba Sparre. Soon the forces around the Queen realize that Ebba is the key to controlling her, but they underestimate Kristina's brilliant mind and her drive to be free. Torn between the conflict of political and personal aspirations, Kristina chooses to make one of the most controversial decisions in history.