EFA Selection

QUEEN OF HEARTS

May el-Toukhy | Denmark | 2019 | 128 min.
O.V in Danish and Swedish subtitled in English and Spanish

Trine Dyrholm delivers one of her strongest roles in this film which, among many others, achieved the Audience Award at Sundance. Anne is a successful lawyer married to Peter, a top doctor, with whom she has an adorable pair of twins and a house in tune with all that radiance and perfection. One fine day Gustav, Peter's teenage (and rebellious) son from a previous marriage, comes to the door. The chemistry between Anne and Gustav is explosive: an animal force unknown to her, which turns into an inappropriate affair.

Direction: May el-Toukhy
Script: May el-Toukhy, Maren Louise Käehne
Cinematography: Jasper Spanning
Editing: Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Music: Jon Ekstrand
Sound: Oskar Skriver
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Gustav Lindh, Preben Kristensen, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Diem Camille Gbogou, Mads Wille
Production: Caroline Blanco, René Ezra
Production Company: Nordisk Film Production A/S, Nordisk Film Production AB

MAY EL-TOUKHY

Born in 1977 in Copenhagen to a Danish mother and an Egyptian father. After years of experience in theater, he graduated from the Danish School of Performing Arts in 2002. She then graduated from the Danish Film School in 2009. Her debut, Long Story Short, was a public and critical success, and earned her numerous awards. She collaborated with production company Caroline Blanco, author Maren Louise Käene and actress Trine Dyrholm. The four of them collaborated again on their next film, Queen of Hearts, which won, among others, the Audience Award at Sundance. The director has also worked in theatre, directed radio plays and episodes of the TV series The Legacy and Ride Upon the Storm on Danish television.