Based on the powerful play by Ruth Wolff about Queen Christina, who abdicated the throne to convert to Catholicism, Liv Ullmann and Academy Award-winner Peter Finch (Network) star as a queen and cardinal who share a forbidden love in this compelling true story of lust and power. When Sweden’s Queen Christina decides in 1654 to give up her throne in order to convert to Catholicism, she travels to Rome to embrace her new religion.
Here, she meets Cardinal Azzolino, who has been charged with investigating her past — and the sincerity of her conversion. As they explore Christina’s lifetime of misspent passions and political intrigue, a forbidden love is sparked between both queen and cardinal; one that tempts them to sacrifice their faith for the world’s freedoms. Directed by Anthony Harvey (U.S., 1974)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Anthony Harvey was born on June 3, 1930 in London, England as Anthony Harrison. He was an editor and director, known for The Lion in Winter (1968), Lolita (1962) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
He died on November 23, 2017 in Southampton, New York, USA.
LIV ULLMANN: A CELEBRATION
In celebration of Liv Ullmann, recipient of the 2019 ASF Gold Medal, Scandinavia House presents a retrospective of the acclaimed actress and director’s roles and work with leading auteurs.
The Wayward Girl
WED—November 13—6:30 PM
THU—November 14—6:30 PM
SAT—November 16—2 PM
The Emigrants / Utvandrarna
TUE—November 19—6:30 PM
The New Land / Nybyggarna
FRI—November 22—6:30 PM
Scenes From A Marriage / Scener Ur Ett Äktenskap
SAT—November 23—2 PM