Queen of Hearts

  • May el-Toukhy
  • Denmark, Sweden
  • 2019
  • 127'
  • Dronningen

Anne (Trine Dyrholm – In a Better World, 2010) is a successful but unscrupulous lawyer specialising in child and youth cases. She lives happily married to Peter and their two daughters. However, her work and family bliss is shattered when Peter’s troubled teenage son from a previous marriage, Gustav, comes to live with them. Kicked out of school and cast away by his mother, Gustav refuses to bond with his father. Experienced Anne manages to connect to her stepson but in the end seduces him. Her act will set off a whirlwind of events with unimaginable consequences. The film is Denmark’s Oscar contender and it premiered at Sundance where it won the Audience Award.

Subtitles: HR, EN

May el-Toukhy

Danish director and scriptwriter who began her career in theatre, later turning to film. She is the director of one radio-drama, a theatre play and episodes of award-winning Danish TV series The Legacy (201–2017) and Herrens veje (2017–). Her feature debut Long Story Short was hugely successful with audiences and critics alike.

Queen of Hearts

May el-Toukhy
Maren Louise Käehne, May el-Toukhy
Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper, Preben Kristensen, Silja Esmår Dannemann, Liv Esmår Dannemann, Stine Gyldenkerne, Ella Solgaard
Jasper Spanning
Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Caroline Blanco, René Ezra, Malin Idevall
Nordisk Film Production A/S, Nordisk Film Production AB
Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2019 – Audience Award; Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam 2019; Göteborg Film Festival 2019 – Audience Award for Best Nordic Film, Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film, Best Acting

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