The Girl King
The Girl King is the story of Sweden’s Queen Kristina, an enigmatic young woman who defied convention, challenged tradition and changed the course of history. Torn between reason and passion; between her female body and being raised as a prince; between the ancient and modern worlds and between the brilliance of her educated mind and the terror of the emotions she could not understand.
Mika Kaurismäki ’s first film Liar (1980) was an overnight sensation. It marked the beginning of a new era in Finnish cinema, in which the Kaurismäki brothers led the way. Since then, Mika Kaurismäki has made a host of feature films and documentaries, including The Worthless, Rosso, Zombie and the Ghost Train, Helsinki Napoli, LA Without a Map, Mama Africa, Brasileirinho, Three Wise Men, The House of Branching Love and Road North, which was one of the most popular films in Finland in 2012 with almost 300,000 admissions. Mika has just completed two new films: The Girl King (2015) and Homecoming (2015)