In an unprecedented coup of access to any Monarch, Karin af Klintberg assembled a documentary on King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. He was the youngest monarch to ascend a throne at age 27 over 50 years ago.
Director and creator Karin af Klintberg had sent thousands of emails to finally spend many hours with the King in interviews over an extensive 2 year period. Gustaf did not like much of the constant photography and public engagements that a King had to endure, and was regarded as somewhat reclusive, so the achievement of this film is unlikely to be surpassed.
The King [Kungen] is part of the Scandinavian Film Festival starting today.
Produced By: Roderick Chambers
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First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 18 July 2023