Official Selection - Out of Competition


Karim Aïnouz
Festival Pops 2023 120 min United States, United Kingdom
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A revisionist historical thriller set in Tudor England.

In blood-soaked Tudor England, Katherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII, is named Regent while tyrant Henry is fighting overseas. Katherine has done everything she can to push for a new future based on her radical Protestant beliefs. When an increasingly ailing and paranoid King returns, he turns his fury on the radicals and Katherine soon finds herself fighting for her own survival.

With exceptional performances from Alicia Vikander and Jude Law, Karim Aïnouz’ English-language debut takes full advantage of its acclaimed cast in this visceral and gritty portrayal of the paranoia, misogyny, and dysfunction rife in Henry VIII’s court.


  • Alicia Vikander
  • Jude Law
  • Eddie Marsan


  • Henrietta Ashworth
  • Jessica Ashworth
  • Rosanne Flynn
  • based on the book Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle 


  • Hélène Louvart


  • Paul Carter


  • Dickon Hinchliffe


  • Brouhaha Entertainment


Friday 01 March 2024 19:00
Lieux : Kinepolis Kirchberg
Audio : English
Subtitles :
Screening : Public Screening


“Jude Law immediately joins the upper ranks of the great screen Henry VIIIs with an incendiary, movie-defining performance in this Cannes competition entry.”
Kevin Maher The Times 21/05/2023

Karim Aïnouz

Karim Aïnouz
Karim Aïnouz

Born in 1966, Karim Aïnouz is a Brazilian director, screenwriter, and visual artist who studied architecture in Brasilia and cinema at New York University. His films have received numerous awards, and his 2019 feature Invisible Life won the top prize at the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. In addition to film, he directed the HBO series Alice (2008) and has exhibited at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the São Paulo Biennial


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