“Queen of Hearts” (original title: “Dronningen”) is a Danish drama film directed by May el-Toukhy. The film follows Anne (played by Trine Dyrholm), a successful lawyer and mother of two, who starts an affair with her teenage stepson, Gustav (played by Gustav Lindh). 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. Trine Dyrholm delivers a powerful performance as Anne, who is both vulnerable and manipulative, while Gustav Lindh portrays Gustav with a natural and compelling performance. May el-Toukhy'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 Trine Dyrholm 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||May el-Toukhy|
|Written by||Maren Louise KäehneMay el-Toukhy|
|Produced by||Caroline BlancoRene Ezra|
|Starring||Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper|
|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|