Directed by: Mika Kaurismäki
Genres: Drama
Cast: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant, Hippolyte Girardot, Martina Gedeck
Written by: Michel Marc Bouchard
Produced by: M. Kaurismäki, A. Stratton, A. Gelbart, R. Kölmel, W. Bleser, M. Persson
Production year: 2015
Release year: 2015
Country: Finland, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Language: English
Subtitled Versions: Swedish, Finnish / Dubbed German
Duration: 103 min
Format: DCP, HD


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.






Montreal World Film Festival 2015 Best Actress - Malin Buska / Audience Award - Most Popular Film

Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec Competition

Mill Valley Film Festival 2015 World Cinema Section

Mostra Int'l Film Festival, Sao Paulo 2015

Ottawa LGBT Film Festival 2015 Opening Film

NewFest, New York 2015 Official Selection

60. Semana Internacional de Cine, Valladolid 2015 Competition

Nordic Film Days, Lübeck 2015 Special Screening

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016 World Cinema Now Section