Margrete - Queen of the North
From acclaimed director Charlotte Sieling (Borgen, The Killing, The Bridge), Margrete - Queen of the North brings the story of one of the most powerful women in Nordic history to the big screen.
In the year 1402, Denmark’s Queen Margrete (Trine Dyrholm) 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 young, adopted son, Erik (Morten Hee Andersen).
However, the union is beset by enemies and therefore Margrete is planning a marriage between Erik and an English princess. An alliance with England should secure the union’s status as an emerging European power, but a breathtaking conspiracy is under way that could tear Margrete and all that she believes in apart.
Directed and co-written by Sieling and inspired by actual events surrounding the reign of Queen Margrete I, Margrete - Queen of the North is a lavish historical drama that blends grand visuals with the psychological unease of a chamber piece, exploring the legacy of a visionary ruler who brokered the historic Kalmar Union.