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CORSAGE

Premiere: 24th of February 2023

 

Director: Marie Kreutzer

Cast: Vicky Krieps, Colin Morgan, Finnegan Oldfield

Genre: Drama, History

Country: Austria, Germany, France

Length: 113 min
Rating: TBA


Synopsis: Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, 'Sissi' celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elizabeth's role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless.

Nominated fur Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival 2022

Winner of Un Certain Regard for Best Performance - Vicky Krieps 2022

 

“​​A witty subversion of biopic and costume-drama clichés” - Variety

“Some will say this is the secret royal love child of Pablo Larraín’s Spencer and Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, but it’s better than them both” - Cineuropa

“Krieps gives an exhilaratingly fierce, uningratiating performance” - The Guardian

“Marie Kreutzer's Un Certain Regard offering is part revisionism, part correction, and an entirely wonderful showing for star Krieps” - Indiewire

“Krieps is the force that keeps things moving, and the audience engaged” - Vanity Fair

“Krieps is terrific in a role which depicts Elisabeth as both a victim of her gilded cage circumstances and a chain-smoking self-absorbed uber-bitch” - Screen Daily

“Kreutzer builds up an episodic but compelling portrait of a disaffected woman, but one with enough stoic wisdom to know that since she bought the ticket she might as well stay on the ride as long as she can” - Hollywood Reporter