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Queen of Hearts Unclassified 18+
Dronningen

Director: May el-Toukhy Country: Denmark (2019)
Language: Danish with English subtitles

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Trine Dyrholm is magnetic in this Sundance Audience Award winner about the abuse of power and just how far we’ll go to hold on to our comfortable existence.

High-flying lawyer Anne seems to have it all: beautiful children, a doctor husband and a picture-perfect house in the woods. But Anne’s world is shaken when her troubled teenage stepson Gustav joins the household. While her husband struggles to reconnect with his son, Anne – who works with young victims of abuse at her law firm – forms a bond with him … a bond that eventually oversteps the bounds, putting Anne’s family and career in jeopardy.

Driven by a powerful performance by Trine Dyrholm (Nico, 1988, MIFF 2018), Queen of Hearts won the Audience Award (World Cinema Dramatic) at Sundance as well as the Best Nordic Film, Best Acting and Audience Awards at the Göteborg International Film Festival. About as far from Mrs Robinson as you can get, the film withholds passing judgement on its characters in favour of offering a complex examination of moral sexual transgression in a post-#MeToo era.

“Dyrholm gives a brave and shockingly bare performance as a prosperous yet jaded woman and a seductress who’d do anything at all costs to preserve the life she’s accustomed to.” – RogerEbert.com

 

Tickets

5331
Wed 07 Aug 6:30 pm [5331]
Queen of Hearts (128 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium 100% Subtitles
Past event
1590
Mon 12 Aug 4:00 pm [1590]
Queen of Hearts (128 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Director
May el-Toukhy
Producers
Caroline Blanco, René Ezra
Screenwriters
Maren Louise Käehne, May el-Toukhy
Cinematographer
Jasper Spanning
Composer
Jon Ekstrand
Editor
Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Danish Film Institute

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