SF Studios and REinvent International Sales are proud to release the official poster and trailer for highly anticipated epic period drama, MARGRETE – QUEEN OF THE NORTH.
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The film stars Trine Dyrholm in the lead as Margrete the First, the woman who sought peace for future generations by uniting 3 warring Nordic countries into a voluntary union. The film is produced by SF Studios with producers Birgitte Skov and Lars Bredo Rahbek and directed by acclaimed director Charlotte Sieling.
So far REinvent International Sales has announced sales to Germany (Splendid).
About the production
MARGRETE – QUEEN OF THE NORTH is the story of a woman who created something extraordinarily grand with enormous consequences to her personal life. She was a fierce woman, ahead of her time, who sacrificed herself completely for her country.
The story of this amazing European leader is taken to the screen for the first time and at a budget beyond what usually comes out of Scandinavia. The trailer tells the story of a visionary woman who must stand her ground as a breathtaking conspiracy mounts to topple her from power.
Director Charlotte Sieling has a long career as one of the most acclaimed directors of Danish TV-series such as The Killing (2009), The Bridge (2011) and Borgen (2015) while at the same time being one of the most sought after European directors for US blockbuster series such as Homeland. With MARGRETE – QUEEN OF THE NORTH Charlotte Sieling introduces herself as an exciting and fresh feature contender on the European cinematic stage. Most recently, she directed HBO’s upcoming horror series Lovecraft Country.
The year is 1402. Margrete the First 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 adopted teenage son, Erik. The union is beset by enemies, however, and Margrete is therefore planning a marriage between Erik and Princess Philippa of England. An alliance with England should secure the union’s status as an emerging European power but a breathtaking conspiracy is underway that can tear Margrete and all she believes in apart.
MARGRETE – QUEEN OF THE NORTH stars Trine Dyrholm (Queen of Hearts, 2019), Søren Malling (The Investigation, 2020), Morten Hee Andersen (Ride Upon the Storm, 2018), Jakob Oftebro (Kon-tiki, 2012), Bjørn Floberg (Out Stealing Horses, 2019), Magnus Krepper (Queen of Hearts, 2019), Thomas W. Gabrielsson (A Royal Affair), Agnes Westerlund Rase (Midsommar, 2019), Paul Blackthorne (Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, 2001) and Richard Sammel (Inglourious Basterds, 2009).
Sieling co-wrote the script with Jesper Fink (Before the Frost, 2018) and Maya Ilsøe (The Legacy, 2017). Rasmus Videbæk (A Royal Affair, 2012) is director of photography, while Søren Schwartzberg (Before the Frost, 2018) is production designer and Manon Rasmussen (Melancholia, 2011) is costume designer.
MARGRETE – QUEEN OF THE NORTH is a grand European effort produced by SF Studios Denmark with producers Birgitte Skov and Lars Bredo Rahbek and co-producer Jon Nohrstedt (Sweden) in co-production with Filmkameratene (Norway), TrueNorth (Iceland), Sirena Film (Czech Republic) and Film i Väst (Sweden), with support from the Danish Film Institute, TV2 (Denmark), TV4 (Sweden), NRK (Norway), Swedish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, Icelandic Film Centre, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Eurimages, Czech Film Fund, Polish Film Institute, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik’s Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation, The Carlsberg Foundation, The A.P. Moller Foundation and Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
SF Studios distributes in the Nordics. REinvent handles international sales.
The film will release locally on September 16th 2021.
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