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Queen of Hearts

OT: Dronningen

May El-Toukhy // Denmark, Sweden, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019
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Trine Dyrholm stars as a cool temptress in a provocative melodrama which won countless prizes in Denmark and was a box-office hit at the cinema. Anne (Trine Dyrholm) seems to have everything: a loving husband, two delightful daughters, a fulfilling job as a lawyer and an idyllically situated home. Unexpectedly, her stepson Gustav, a rebellious teenager, moves in with the family for a while. While her husband finds it difficult to establish a connection to his son from his first marriage, Anne quickly gets on with Gustav. And more than that: she begins a passionate affair with the 17-year old, thus putting both her career and her family in jeopardy.


MAY EL-TOUKHY (*1977) studied film direction at Den Danske Filmskole in Copenhagen. Her debut feature Long Story Short was shown in 2015 at FILMFEST HAMBURG Queen of Hearts is her second feature film and has won among other things the Audience Prize at Sundance and the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg International Film Festival.




Fiction Feature



Denmark, Sweden


128 min

OV with German subtitles

May El-Toukhy

Maren Louise Käehne, May el-Toukhy

Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Gustav Lindh, Preben Kristensen

Caroline Blanco, René Ezra

Jasper Spanning

Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen

Jon Ekstrand

Mia Stensgaard


Nordisk Film Production

Lizette Gram Mygind, Danish Film Institute: lizetteg@dfi.dk

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