The Girl King, directed by Mika Kaurismäki, follows the life and reign of Kristina, Queen of Sweden from 1632 to 1654. Kristina was raised a Princess and inherited the throne at the age of six when her father died at the battle of Lützen. Thrown into the ongoing Catholic and Lutheran conflicts of the 17th century, her feelings for both sides pulled at her for the rest of her life. At the forefront for bringing new learning, philosophy and peace to Sweden, she defied gender stereotypes and eventually abdicated the throne when she refused to . . .
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