Firebrand (2023)

Director: Karim Aïnouz

Writer(s): Henrietta Ashworth, Jessica Ashworth

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Eddie Marsan, Sam Riley, Ruby Bentall, Erin Doherty, Bryony Hannah, Simon Russell Beale, Amr Waked, Patsy Ferran, Andy M Milligan, Ian Drysdale, Mina Andala, Junia Rees, David Vickers, Anna Mawn, Paul Tinto, Edward Harrison, Julian Clapton, Richard Taylor, Frank Howell, Jason Baughan, Maia Jemmett, Ashleigh Reynolds, James Slater, Joseph Aston Grant, Craig Shorrock, Adam Bendall, Paul Candelent, Mark de Freitas, Darryl Lane

Synopsis: In blood-soaked Tudor England, Katherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII, is named Regent while tyrant Henry is fighting overseas. Katherine has done everything she can to push for a new future based on her radical Protestant beliefs. When an increasingly ailing and paranoid King returns, he turns his fury on the radicals, charging Katherine’s childhood friend with treason and burns her at the stake. Horrified and grieving, but forced to deny it, Katherine finds herself fighting for her own survival. Conspiracy reverberates through the palace. Everyone holds their breath – for the queen to slip up, for Henry to take her head like wives before. With the hope for a future free of tyranny at risk, will Katherine submit to the inevitable for the sake of King and country?

Release Date: December 22, 2023 (Spain) | Length: 120 min | Genre: Drama, History, Horror | MPAA Rating: Unknown | Note: Original announcement. Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on  May 21, 2023. Above is the theatrical release date. Missing trailer. Above is a clip from the film.