The Scandinavian Library Presents: The Ballad of Marie Krøyer
At the beginning of the 20th century, Marie is married to Denmark’s world famous painter P.S. Krøyer. To be painted by him is a great honour and comes with great prestige. Marie, who adorns several of Krøyer’s paintings, is considered to be “the most beautiful woman in Europe”. Together with their daughter Vibeke they experience all the best life has to offer: parties, champagne and luxury. However, this is only the polished surface. Beneath it is living hell. After another of Krøyer’s violent fits of insanity and rage, Marie decides to leave for Italy with their daughter.
102 minutes. In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles.
Free; donations accepted.
Films start at 1:30pm. Refreshments for attendees are served at 1pm. Lunch (not included) is available in the Kaffestugan, which is open until 3pm every Saturday.
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