May el-Toukhy


Danish director and scriptwriter who began her career in theatre, later turning to film. She is the director of one radio-drama, a theatre play and episodes of award-winning Danish TV series The Legacy (201–2017) and Herrens veje (2017–). Her feature debut Long Story Short was hugely successful with audiences and critics alike.


Films by this director

Queen of Hearts

(Dronningen, Denmark, Sweden, 2019)

Directed by: May el-Toukhy
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jasper Spanning

Anne (Trine Dyrholm – In a Better World, 2010) is a successful but unscrupulous lawyer specialising in child and youth cases. She lives happily married to Peter and their two daughters. However, her work and family bliss is shattered when Peter’s troubled teenage son from a previous marriage, Gustav, comes to live with them. Kicked out of school and cast away by his mother, Gustav refuses to bond with his father. Experienced Anne manages to connect to her stepson but in the end seduc...

color, 127'
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