My Queen Karo

Ten-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies. As an only child, she leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. The mandate says that everything is to be shared in the squat. But soon not everyone is able to honor these ideals, leading Karo to get caught in the crossfire of the internal conflicts that begin to divide the group and threaten her family. Karo slowly realizes that nothing can stay the same forever.

Ten-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies. As an only child, she leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. The mandate says that everything is to be shared in the squat. But soon not everyone is able to honor these ideals, leading Karo to get caught in the crossfire of the internal conflicts that begin to divide the group and threaten her family. Karo slowly realizes that nothing can stay the same forever.

Movie Details

  • Tomatometer
    56%
  • Director(s) Dorothee Van Den Berghe
  • Starring Anna Franziska, Jager, Deborah Francois, Matthias Schoenaerts
  • Language(s) Flemish & French
  • Subtitle(s) English
  • Released January 01, 2009
  • Genre
  • Run Time 102 minutes
  • Rating NR

BIGSTAR Review

Drawing on the autobiographical experiences of Belgian writer/director Dorothée Van Den Berghe, My Queen Karo vividly transports you to Europe in the 70’s through the eyes of a precocious girl. Sensitively charting the excitement and confusion of 10-year-old Karo, the film follows her and her parents as they ditch their Belgian home to experiment with flower-power freedoms in a commune in 1974 Amsterdam. An award winning film with shades of Nabokov’s Lolita, My Queen Karo is truly a gift for lovers of honest, poetic cinema and a perfect way to celebrate this day of love. - Nicole

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