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Queen Christina - 35mm (U)

7 August

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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One of Garbo's quintessential and most-remembered screen portrayals and one of her finest films which captures her graceful allure and enigmatic persona. The idea for the film came from Austrian born émigré Salka Viertel who had become close friends and confidante to Garbo with the original plan for it to be made in Europe.

Viertel’s creative influence in this period cannot be underestimated, both through her background in European stage craft working with the likes of theatre directors Max Reinhardt and her wide network of European émigré and intellectual friends which ranged across Berthold Brecht to Thomas Mann and Arnold Schoenberg.

Perhaps influenced by the recent scandalous success of Viertel’s former New Vienna Stage colleague Leontine Sagan’s Maidens in Uniform, Queen Christina is one of the era’s most sophisticated examinations of gender and identity with Garbo perfect as the bisexual Swedish monarch who was raised from birth as a boy.

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  • Director Rouben Mamoulian
  • Cast Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 1933
  • Running Time 1h39m
  • Certificate PG
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