Danish director May el-Toukhy´s QUEEN OF HEARTS has been selected for International Film Festival Rotterdam in the 'Big Screen Competition' (January 23rd-February 3rd 2019). 


Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt comments on the selection: “We are very proud to be representing this powerful and brave drama by May El Toukhy and very glad to see International Film Festival Rotterdam acknowledge her clear talent”. 


Previously announced to world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in the 'World Cinema Dramatic Competition', the film has clearly manifested itself as a high player in the arthouse cinema line-up for 2019.


May el-Toukhy is a powerful upcoming director who now returns with her second feature, the female-driven QUEEN OF HEARTS, which is a provocative and strong work within Danish cinema. 


Anne, a brilliant and dedicated lawyer specializing in children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters.

When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne´s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events that threatens to destroy her world.


QUEEN OF HEARTS explores the making of a tragic family secret step by step, as the consequences of hubris, lust and lies conspire to create an unimaginable dilemma.


The drama offers a prominent Scandinavian cast, including Silver Bear-winning Danish actress Trine Dyrholm (YOU DISAPPEAR, 2017; THE COMMUNE, 2016; IN A BETTER WORLD, 2010), Swedish upcoming talent Gustav Lindh, winner of the Rising Star Award at Stockholm Film Festival in 2017, and internationally acclaimed Swedish actor Magnus Krepper (BEFORE THE FROST, 2018; BECOMING ASTRID, 2018; THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, 2009).


The film is produced by Caroline Blanco & René Ezra for Nordisk Film Production A/S.


Nordic distribution through Nordisk Film. With support from the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute and Nordic Film & TV Fund in collaboration with DR and SVT.


The film will premiere in local cinemas on March 28th, 2019.


For more information about the film, please click here.