“Anna Karenina” may be the high-profile period romance in theaters this awards season, but the Danish film “A Royal Affair” has something else going for it besides sumptuous costumes, a tragic heroine, and forbidden love: It happens to be the true tale of Danish King Christian VII. “It’s a big responsibility when you’re doing a film where everybody knows the story. Filmmakers have been trying for 30 years to bring it to the screen,” says writer-director Nikolaj Arcel in Boston.
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