• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Queen of Hearts” (original title: “Dronningen”) is a Danish drama film directed by . The film follows Anne (played by ), a successful lawyer and mother of two, who starts an affair with her teenage stepson, Gustav (played by ). The film explores the complex and taboo nature of their relationship, as well as the devastating consequences that ensue.


“Queen of Hearts” is a thought-provoking and intense drama that delves into the depths of human desires and the consequences of our actions. delivers a powerful performance as Anne, who is both vulnerable and manipulative, while portrays Gustav with a natural and compelling performance. 's direction is bold and unflinching, refusing to shy away from the taboo nature of the story. The film is a challenging and uncomfortable watch, but it's also a deeply affecting one that will leave a lasting impression on viewers.


“Queen of Hearts” has won numerous awards, including the Audience Award and the Critics' Award at the Göteborg Film Festival, the Best Actress Award for at the Zurich Film Festival, and the Best Film Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. The film has also been selected as Denmark's entry for the Best International Feature Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Directed by
Written by Maren Louise KäehneMay el-Toukhy
Produced by Caroline BlancoRene Ezra
Starring , ,
Cinematography Jasper Spanning
Edited by Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Music by Jon Ekstrand
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release date 26 January 2019 (Sundance ) 28 March  2019 (Denmark)
Running time 127 minutes
Country Denmark
Language Danish

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