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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Queen of Hearts


2019, May el-Toukhy, Denmark, 122 min.
With Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 21st 2:30pm
  • Thu, Mar 26th 6:00pm

"One of the most complicated female villains of recent memory...Dyrholm gives a brave and shockingly bare performance."—Tomris Laffly, RogerEbert.com

"More films from women, and starring women, means more stories about complicated women, and that's what's captivatingly on display in QUEEN OF HEARTS."—Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

One of the most controversial films at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Denmark's Oscar submission is a dark, psychologically acute spin on the Mrs. Robinson trope. Trine Dyrholm (NICO, 1988) once again gives a fearless, fully committed performance as Anne, a successful lawyer, wife, and mother with a stylish home on the edge of the woods. Used to pushing boundaries in the courtroom, Anne crosses another one at home when she becomes attracted to her husband's recently arrived teenage son from a previous relationship. Friendship leads to flirtation and then to a torrid, reckless affair, but, when threatened with exposure, Anne resorts to any means necessary to preserve her power and privilege. In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of Dark Star Pictures. (MR)

Note: Contains explicit sexual content.

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