It feels much more like watching a television movie than a feature film. Queen christina 1933 official trailer greta garbo movie hd subscribe to classic trailers. Her portrayal of the virgin queen christina can be interrelated to julia roberts portrayal of erin brockovich. Queen christina is a precode hollywood biographical film, produced by metrogoldwynmayer in 1933 by walter wanger and directed by rouben mamoulian. She was instructed in politics by chancellor axel oxenstierna, who governed with four other regents while christina was educated as a prince, according to her fathers wishes. For the first time in the film, christina wears an elegant feminine gown, a white dress that is embedded with sparkling diamonds. Oct 26, 2015 film cursed screamageddon interview day of the dead fort myers film location support from our dark side film deathgasm top 20 horror films for kids upcoming horrors for october 2015 sep 6. Chat about the chambermaid barbara barondess, as greta garbo title character prepares to share lodgings at a swedish inn with fellow traveler and gentleman, spanish ambassador don antonio john gilbert, who doesnt know shes a girl, or royal, in rouben mamoulians queen christina, 1933. Greta garbo gives a luminous performance in this lavish. One of the most daring scenes of the precode era involves queen christina greta garbo chancing to hear the fiance of ebba elizabeth young chiding her for her broken promises to tell her mistress of their love and thus break free of her sexual grip. Garbo originally wanted to make a film that depicted this love story between ebba and.
However, when she falls in love with a spanish envoy, she must choose between the. After all, this is the story of the 17thcentury swedish ruler who was raised as a boy and taught to be every bit as tough as her. The girl king, released in 2015, comes slightly closer to. I cannot deny that queen christina has aged remarkably well and i have to say that i really enjoyed this film. The film premiered at the montreal world film festival. Queen christina of sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. With malin buska, sarah gadon, michael nyqvist, lucas bryant. It stars swedishborn actress greta garbo and john gilbert in their fourth and last film together. Starring greta garbo and john gilbert, the film was loosely based on the life of queen christina of sweden.
Restless with her duties, a queen disguises herself as a man and leaves her court to go hunting. Christina played by relative newcomer malin buska surprises her entirely male group of advisers by turning out to be much more independently minded than they expected. With the aim of taking the enlightened values of queen christina of sweden to citizens of the 21st century, the culture and tolerance project queen christina of sweden, the european was initiated in 2011 by french academy member philippe beaussant and swedish conductor mats liljefors with the help of linstitut francais, the. Garbo as queen christina, calling for an end to the thirty years war. In the 1933 film, queen christina, starring greta garbo, christinas relationship with sparre is passed over, focusing instead on her relationship with a spanish envoy named antonio. Queen christina is the story of the reign of the controversial queen christina of sweden. A protestant country, sweden had been embroiled in the thirty. The girl king, directed by mika kaurismaki and starring malin buska, looks at queen christina of sweden. Glbtqi people have come a long way since that era, but people like queen christina blazed a path for them.
Aug 05, 2015 published on aug 5, 2015 the girl king is a swedishfinnish film production about the life of the 17th century swedish monarch queen christina. The highly romanticized garbo film presents the young 17thcentury swedish queen as a heterosexual in love with a spanish envoy, who was played by john gilbert, garbos reallife partner. Pressured to marry her cousin karl gustav reginald owen and. Queen christina of sweden movie with greta garbo by tracy marks. One of the most ambitious productions of the early 30s, the greta garbo star vehicle queen christina remains surprisingly modern in its execution thanks in large part to director rouben mamoulians classy, assured touch.
If queen christina is not the best of greta garbos films as many garbo fanatics insist, it is certainly the most luxuriously romantic of her talkie features. Queen christina of sweden is a dominant european ruler in the 17th century, and has never thought of romance. The film follows the process of the young queen creating her own system of beliefs. By this, i mean that it romanticises its subject and often misrepresent the history. Feb 25, 2014 queen christina of sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. Prior to the shooting, while on holiday in sweden, the actress read a treatment by salka viertel about the life of christina and became interested in the story. The film was made in 1933 and stars greta garbo in the title role. The film portrays the life of queen christina of sweden, who became monarch at the age of six in 1632 and grew to be a powerful and influential leader. If you want a factual biography of king christina vasa, the most famous woman in 17th c europe as well as perhaps the most interesting, youll learn more from five minutes reading on wikipedia. This was taken to be an omen that this child would have some great effect on worldly matters. Mika kaurismaki s film, the girl king, based on the play, premiered december 11, 2015. This isnt the first film adaptation of christina s life, but its the first to approach her sexuality head on. Queen christina displays the perfect example of what film glamour used to be and how good greta garbo can be.
Queen christina the european welcome to our official homepage. Christina revealed in her autobiography that she felt an insurmountable distaste for marriage and for all the things that females talked about and did. Kraljica kristina je americki crnobijeli biografski film snimljen 1933. To escape the burdens of rule, swedens queen christina rides into the countryside disguised as a boy. Greta garbo appears as queen christina of sweden in her.
Christina is a single woman trying to solve a great national problem while upholding a relationship. Queen christina 16261689, later known as maria christina alexandra and sometimes count dohna, was queen regnant of sweden from 1632 to 1654. Real queen of horror long live horror october 2015. Watch queen christina movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. Most popular christina queen of sweden movies and tv shows. She was the only surviving legitimate child of king gustav ii adolf the king had already had two sons, one of whom was stillborn and the other lived only one year.
This mgm film, garbos first and only film with director rouben mamoulian, luxuriously captures the. While watching it, i could see how queen christina has had an influence on the style that most biopics are made in. The film queen christina is roughly as faithful to swedish history as the film jaws to the novel moby dick. Queen christina 1933 official trailer greta garbo movie. Historical records reveal that at the time of christinas birth there was a concurrent rare astrological conjunction.
As well as the demands of being a warleader during the thirty years war, queen christina is expec. Christina was very much a protofeminist figure in many ways. The girl king paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant kristina of sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her. Queen christina is a historical costume drama, loosely based on the life of 17th century queen christina of sweden and still more loosely of strindbergs history play kristina. She slept three to four hours a night and was chiefly occupied with her studies. Biography of christina, unconventional queen of sweden. Christines new lover queen christina of sweden 163254 had a fourinch cannon built so that she could fire cannonballs at fleas. Media for the 1933 united states film queen christina. The star is cast as 17thcentury swedish queen christina, who feels that she can best function in a maledominated world by adopting mens clothes and attitudes this crossdressing element adds a subliminally gay subtext which. Apr 15, 2020 christina became queenelect of sweden at age six upon the death of her father, king gustavus adolphus, in 1632. Michel marc bouchards play christina, the girl king, is a biographical depiction of queen christina s short rule premiered in 2012. As christina, malin buska takes some warming up to.
Christina would serve as the queen of sweden from 1633 to 1654. Queen christina is a 1933 biographical film about queen christina of sweden, who is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. Queen christina is a 1933 hollywood film starring greta garbo as the eponymous queen of sweden who ruled during the 17th century. Harwood and salka viertel, based on a story by salka viertel and margaret p. The girl king paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant kristina of sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.
The girl king is a 2015 biographical drama about christina, queen of sweden. It was the fourth and the last time they starred together in the same film. Christina stands as a silent figurehead at the bow of the ship, the wind blowing through her hair, as the camera zooms in on the blank, enigmatic expression. But we thought the character was so fascinating that we decided to look up the facts behind the character. Christina was gay as a window, and this film doesnt shy away from it. In the 1933 film, queen christina, starring greta garbo, christina s relationship with sparre is passed over, focusing instead on her relationship with a spanish envoy named antonio.
Michel marc bouchards play christina, the girl king, is a biographical depiction of queen christinas short rule premiered in 2012. Queen christina 1933 official trailer greta garbo movie hd. Those looking for historical accuracy in the film, however, will be greatly. The wise and peaceloving queen christina greta garbo has ruled sweden since the age of 6, when her heroic father died in battle. The starcrossed romance between queen christina of sweden and her ladyinwaiting, countess ebba sparre, is shown with sympathy and humor. The girl king swedens famous 16thcentury virgin queen gets largerthanlife but shallow biopic treatment in mika kaurismakis international coproduction. The unconventional reign of swedens queer queen christina. With greta garbo, john gilbert, ian keith, lewis stone. The new film the girl king follows christina s life from her early years, and focuses mainly on the time following her coronation. Completely ignored in 1933 was the fact that the queen was a lesbian. After summoning palefaced ebba, who has suffered sleepless nights after losing the queen s favor, christina compassionately forgives her and grants her permission to marry. First off, let me just say that there is something very exotic looking about the actress portraying queen kristina.
Montreal 39 malin buska attrice protagonista nel film the girl king. The girl king gives queen christina of sweden and her. She is forceful as her majesty and charming as christina the woman. Whereas garbo romanced john gilbert on screen in queen. Queen christina 1933 memorizing this room greta garbo scene. Dec 03, 2015 this isnt the first film adaptation of christinas life, but its the first to approach her sexuality head on. As queen christina, miss garbo reveals her sense of humor and she handles some of the reticent levity in a superb fashion. Queen christina is one of the very best biopics of hollywoods golden age. Queen christina of sweden movie with greta garbo by tracy. Queen christina 1933 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Sep 16, 2015 the girl king is beautiful to look at with lush and appropriate period costumes, yet something feels a bit off. The highly romanticized garbo film presents the young 17thcentury swedish queen as a heterosexual in love. Christina vasa became king not queen of sweden at the age of five in 1632. Mika kaurismakis new film the girl king might surprise viewers who are familiar with queen christina, the 1933 historical drama starring hollywood legend greta garbo.
Queen christina 1933 the best movies in cinematic history. Sep 16, 2015 if you dont know the tale of christina, swedens virgin queen, heres a solid introduction. Published on aug 5, 2015 the girl king is a swedishfinnish film production about the life of the 17th century swedish monarch queen christina. For starters, shes only a virgin in the 17th century not sleeping with dudes sense of virginity. Queen christina 1933 is one of greta garbos quintessential, mostremembered screen portrayals and one of her finest films, with glowing scenes enhanced by her favorite cinematographer william daniels that reflect the mystique of the lovely, enigmatic actress. Queen christina 1933 is a sexual biography, drama movie starring greta garbo and john gilbert. Born in 1626 and queen by the age of six, kristina was the most famous woman in the world.
As pressure mounts on her to make a royal marriage, her own kingdom becomes too dangerous for her lover, a foreigner of low rank. It was hard to put my finger on it, but i think it has to do with the way the film was shot. However, she accidentally and secretly falls in love with an emissary from spain, even though a marriage between the two seems out of the question. Queen christina definition of queen christina by medical. The girl king tells the tale of swedens queer queen. Shes remembered for her abdication and her conversion from lutheranism to roman catholicism.617 1288 614 526 988 846 820 823 802 662 1036 126 563 266 212 1486 918 51 1364 794 1304 336 642 885 247 486 62 907 839 1223 791 389 103 1001 1449 579 441 274