A Royal Affair — Saturday, December 8


Saturday, December 8


Donald L. Oat Theater

Suggested Donation: $7.00

A ROYAL AFFAIR is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII, the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people… Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.

Mads Mikkelsen is wonderful in this sumptuous film as Johann Struensee, the German physician at court in Copenhagen who won the trust of the nation’s tormented, infantile king (a fine and complementary performance by Mikkel Boe Følsgaard); seduced the passionate Queen Caroline Matilda and tried to seize power in order to bring Enlightenment ideas to the impoverished nation of Denmark.

Mads Mikkelson’s performance won him the Best Actor award and the Berlin film festival and the movie won Best Script. It is also getting Academy Award buzz as Denmark’s foreign film entry.

A portion of the screening’s proceeds will be given to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

It is Danish with English subtitles. Rated R.

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