Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

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Queen Christina of Sweden is a dominant European ruler in the 17th century, and has never thought of romance. 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. Written by Ed Lorusso

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The scene where Christina goes around the room at the inn, remember the night she spent with her lover, was choreographed so meticulously that Greta Garbo performed the scene to a metronome. See more »

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In the 1600s, in a remote, snowbound, humble inn, Garbo is eating grapes and fruit that would not have been available even in the major, more southern cities like Paris. See more »

Quotes

Magnus: I am your destiny, Christina.
Queen Christina: Are you? I long to escape my destiny.
Magnus: You will long to return to it.
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Exceptional Garbo performance in fine film biography

Although it is short on fact and large on fiction this beautiful biographical film of Sweden's Queen is a marvelous vehicle on its own, quite aside from containing one of Garbo's finest performances, second only to her Marguerite Gauthier in CAMILLE. She is strong, yet delicate in her portrayal of Christina. There are subtle undertones of lesbian tendencies and her scenes with John Gilbert are pulsating with true feeling for the man, though he is woefully inadequate as an actor opposite her. Her abdication scene is a classic, her movement about the inn room where she and her lover met, touching everything for memory's sake is another classic scene (exceptionally composed and lit) and her final close-up is yet another. This is a solid drama and a solid romance. Overlooked at the time of its release, it is now considered one of her finest films, exceptionally directed by master Rouben Mamoulian. Do not miss this one - a true cinema classic.


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