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30 · 08 · 2019

The Ponte Nórdica Festival brings the movie ‘Queen of Hearts’ to Brazil

The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner movie will premiere September 12th on various movie theaters across the country.


The Scandinavian films festival Ponte Nórdica develops in association with Diálogos Nórdicos, its first edition in 2016, bringing 16 films to the Brazillian audience. The next edition of the Ponte Nórdica Festival will be in 2020. This year, the festival presents, along with the distributor Arteplex Filmes, the premiere of the biggest North European movie of the year of 2019, Queen of Hearts, directed by May el-Toukhy. The movie premiered internationally in January, at the Sundance Film Festival, and has already taken part in 8 other international film festivals, like Goteborg Festival, having collected 6 awards internationally.


This year, the Danish Cultural Institute got associated with distribuitor Arteplex and Espaço Itaú de Cinema to organise this premiere. On September 6th, there will be held a premiere and press conference event, with participation of the Swedish actor Gustav Lindh. The audience will consist mainly of invites, but there’s a chance for ticket sales. You can be notified of these tickets on the Espaço Itaú de Cinema website.

The movie addresses the formation of a tragic family secret. Anne (award-winning Trine Dyrholm) is a dedicated and talented lawyer who is specialized to work with children and young people, lives with her husband Peter (Magnus Krepper) and their twin girls. Everything seems to be the perfect family constellation, towards the arrival of her teenage stepson (Gustav Lindh).

Watch the trailer here.


To the director, Queen of Hearts shows a powerful woman who makes a series of irreversible decisions with unimaginable consequences for herself and the people she cares about. “The film explores how far we are willing to go, once the choices are made, to protect ourselves and maintain the status quo in our existence,” states May.

We knew that this 2nd feature film from the director would be funded by the Danish Film Institute, and months later received the development prize at the Gothenburg Festival. Since then, have we maintained contact with May, who became an admirer of the Festival Ponte Nórdico
Tatiana Groff, curator of Ponte Nórdica


Magnus Krepper, Trine Dyrholm and Gustav Lindh

Trine Dyrholm

Trine Dyrholm is a one of the most famous and well-known actresses in Denmark. She appeared in 1998 in Thomas Vinterberg´s chaotic family “The Celebration” (one of the first dogme film in the Dogme 95 movement), where she played the hotel waitress. The international audience got to know her when she played a bitter wife and mother in the Oscar-winning drama “In a Better World”. During her prolific career, Trine continued to fascinate audiences and critics around the world. Her extensive filmography includes the family-friendly TV drama “The Legacy”, Susanne Bier’s feature-length “Love Is All You Need”, Nikolaj Arcel’s “A Royal Affair” and Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Commune”, also presented in Brazil by the Festival Ponte Nórdico. Trine won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2016 for her appearance in “The Commune”.


Magnus Krepper

Throughout his career, has Swedish actor Magnus Krepper performed in theaters, movies and on TV. He received in 2005 the Gulbagge Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film “Mouth to Mouth” by Björn Runge. Magnus is known for the series “The Bridge” and “The Kommisarie Winter”, miniseries “Millennium”, and the films “Call Girl” by Mikael Marcimain and “The Cure” by Gore Verbinski and Innan Vi Dor. He has recently been performing in the movies “Becoming Astrid” by Pernille Fischer Christensen, “Before the Frost” by Michael Noer and the series “Miss Friman’s War” and “Liberty”.


Gustav Lindh

Since 2015 has the Swedish actor been recognized for his performances home and abroad, as he appeared in the movie “The Circle”, as the film was a kick-off for his career, and he has not stopped acting since. Gustav has made remarkable appearances in TV series such as “Spring Tide” and “Jordskott”. During this time, was Gustav studying at Malmø Theatre Academy, where he in 2017 graduated – and same year won the award “Rising Star” at the Stockholm Film Festival.