Middle-aged Anne seems to have it all. A sweet husband, two nice daughters, a satisfying job and a large home set in natural surroundings. Yet something is missing. This reaches its apotheosis when her stepson, the restless teen Gustav, unexpectedly moves in. Fleeting glances escalate, until Anne risks everything by seducing him.

Trine Dyrholm played a supporting role in May el-Toukhy’s feature film debut Long Story Short. Her deliberately fragmentary second film is built around the Danish star. Anne is a character Dyrholm can really sink her teeth into: what drives her to her reckless deed? The result is a phenomenal, complex role – sometimes inscrutable, loving, yet not always sympathetic. In short, a human being of flesh and blood.

Original title
Dronningen
Filmmaker
May el-Toukhy
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Denmark
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
127’
Language
Danish, Swedish
Producer
Caroline Blanco, René Ezra
Production Company
Nordisk Film Production
Sales
TrustNordisk
Writer
Maren Louise Käehne, May el-Toukhy
Cinematography
Jasper Spanning
Editor
Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Production Design
Mia Stensgaard
Sound Design
Oskar Skriver
Music
Jon Ekstrand
Cast
Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Gustav Lindh, Diem Camille Gbogou, Preben Kristensen, Mads Wille