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'THE GIRL KING', BOASTING WORLD CLASS CAST, GOES INTO PRODUCTION (click here)

 

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PRESS RELEASE FEB 8, 2014

THE GIRL KING, the story of the iconic Queen Kristina of Sweden, starts principal photography on February 11. The film is directed by the renowned Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki and boasts a world class cast including Malin Buska in the title role as well as Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Hippolyte Girardot and Martina Gedeck.
 
(see full cast list below)

THE GIRL KING is the story of one of the most iconic Queens in history. Queen Kristina, at her father’s request raised as a prince, is thrust into a world of conflict. Faced with the austere, fiercely conservative Lutheran values of the time she begins her reign in confrontation – opting for education for all her subjects and an end to the Thirty Years War. Pulled between the Lutheran and Catholic forces, conspiring for her allegiance, she also faces an internal struggle. Falling deeply in love with her lady in waiting, the stunning Ebba Sparre, she is left confused and wanting. As the forces converge, Kristina is pushed towards making one of the greatest and most scandalous decisions in history. This is the story of the young Kristina, preceding this momentous and influential decision.

As Director Mika Kaurismäki points out: ‘This is not intended as a traditional epic costume film. This is the psychological human story of a revolutionary thinker, a connoisseur of art and science, a precursor to the feminist movement, a strong and visionary politician, a new European.’

THE GIRL KING is written by award winning Michel Marc Bouchard (Tom at the Farm, Lillies). The film is being shot in Finland, Sweden and Germany and is an international co- production between Finland (Marianna Films), Canada (Triptych Media and Galafilm), Germany (Starhaus Filmproduktion) and Sweden (Anagram). International sales are handled by The Yellow Affair.

CAST: Malin Buska ("Easy Money", "Happy End") in the title role, Sarah Gadon ("Belle", "Enemy", "Cosmopolis", "The Amazing Spiderman 2", "Dracula Untold") as Ebba Sparre, Michael Nyqvist ("Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol", "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") as Axel Oxenstierna, Lucas Bryant ( "Haven", "The Vow"), Laura Birn ("Purge", "Inner Trial") as Erika Erksein, Hippolyte Girardot ("The Conquest", "Lady Chatterley's Lover") as ambassador Hector Pierre Chanut, Peter Lohmeyer ("Tom Sawyer", "Soul Kitchen") as the Bishop of Stockholm, François Arnaud ("Copperhead","The Borgias") as Karl Gustav, Patrick Bauchau ("Secretary", "Panic Room") as René Descartes and Martina Gedeck ("Night Train to Lisbon","The Nun") in the role of Kristina's mother, Queen Maria Eleonora.

THE YELLOW AFFAIR is in attendance at the EFM Berlin and can be found in the Scandinavian Room, MGB 26. For more information about World Sales of THE GIRL KING production please emailcontact@yellowaffair.com or contact us via: http://www.yellowaffair.com/web/guest/contact

For Press matters please contact:
Manlin Sterner - International publicity E-mail: manlin@manlin.se
Charles McDonald - International publicity E-mail: charles@charlesmcdonald.co.uk