On April 27, see the new Danish historical epic Margrete: Queen of the North/ Margrete den Første (dir. Charlotte Sieling, Denmark, 2021) at Scandinavia House! Hailed for “blending the grand visuals of a sweeping epic with the psychological unease of a chamber piece,” (The Guardian), the film follows Margrete I of Denmark through a critical period in her leadership over the historic Kalmar Union.
In 1402, Margrete (Trine Dyrholm) has achieved what no man has managed before: She has gathered Denmark, Norway and Sweden into a peace-oriented union, which she single-handedly rules through her young, adopted son, Erik. In order to secure the union’s status as an emerging power — and circumvent its enemies — she begins planning a wedding between her son and an English princess. But she soon discovers a breathtaking conspiracy underway that could tear Margrete, and all she believes in, apart. (115 min. In Danish/Swedish/Norwegian/English/German/French with English subtitles)
“Dyrholm invests Margrete with the measured stoicism of a Dame Judi Dench and the guarded compassion of a Meryl Streep, to compelling effect”—The Guardian
This screening will take place in Victor Borge Hall; attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here. ASF is committed to providing an environment free from harassment or discrimination in the treatment of individuals and does not permit harassment or discrimination in any forms (whether racial, sexual, religious, orientation or others) within our building. Any visitors who do not abide by these policies will be required to leave. Read our our Non-Discrimination Policy here.