Magazine article Screen International

Denmark’s ‘Queen of Hearts’ Wins Prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Denmark’s ‘Queen of Hearts’ Wins Prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize

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Queen of Hearts has already racked up an impressive list of prizes.

May el-Toukhy’s Danish drama Queen of Hearts won the prestigious and lucrative Nordic Council Film Prize 2019 last night (Oct 29) in Stockholm.

She shares the $52,000 (DKK 350,000) award with screenwriter Maren Louise Käehne and producers Caroline Blanco and René Ezra.

Trine Dyrholm stars as Anne, a lawyer, mother and wife who begins a dangerous affair with her stepson (Gustav Lindh).

The jury said: “Is it about a midlife crisis? About class? Or about desire and passion? Is she a sex violator? Or a psychopath? We are used to movies serving a clear point, we almost always know whether a movie character is good or evil, but with Queen Of Hearts director May El-Toukhy and co-writer Maren Louise Käehne leave it to us, the audience, to judge the protagonist. …

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