Archive of films Firebrand / Firebrand

United Kingdom
2023, 120 min

Section: Tribute to Alicia Vikander
Year: 2023


Four years after the successful arthouse gem Invisible Life (The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão), Karim Aïnouz offers up another rousing and stylistically spellbinding account of woman’s invincible inner strength in a film which recently competed in Cannes for the Palme d’Or. We’re coming up to the mid-16th century and infamous Henry VIII continues to rule over Tudor England. His sixth wife Catherine Parr lives both in the knowledge that she may not necessarily be the tyrant’s last spouse, and also in the hope that she will realise her progressive ideas, particularly regarding her faith. Alicia Vikander and Jude Law are the mesmerising stars of this modern reimagining of a period film which is, at the same time, a psychological thriller of its kind.

Karel Och

About the director

Karim Aïnouz

Karim Aïnouz (1966, Fortaleza, Brazil). Selected filmography: Madame Satã (2002), Suely in the Sky (O céu de Suely, 2006), I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You (Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo, 2009), The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão, 2019), Mariner of the Mountains (O marinheiro das montanhas, 2021, doc.), Firebrand (2023).


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About the film

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Section: Tribute to Alicia Vikander
Director: Karim Aïnouz
Screenplay: Henrietta Ashworth, Jessica Ashworth, Rosanne Flynn podle knihy Královnin gambit autorky Elizabeth Fremantle / based on the novel The Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle
Dir. of Photography: Hélène Louvart
Music: Dickon Hinchliffe
Sound: Danny Sheehan
Editor: Heike Parplies
Art Director: Helen Scott
Producer: Gabrielle Tana
Production: Brouhaha Entertainmen
Coproduction: Magnolia Mae Films
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Jude Law
Sales: FilmNation Entertainment


Alicia Vikander



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