CORSAGE

MIND THE GAP | WORLD CINEMA

Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg 2022, 113 min, Director: Marie Kreutzer

Magnetic star Vicky Krieps (Bergman Island, MVFF44) vividly inhabits Empress Elisabeth of Austria in writer-director Marie Kreutzer’s (The Ground Beneath My Feet) examination of the beloved, restless, and occasionally scandalous 19th-century ruler at midlife, a performance for which Krieps won Best Actress at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard. In this whimsical portrait, the woman known as “Sissi” is coming to terms with turning 40 and feeling constricted — as much by her social role in her dysfunctional marriage to the emotionally distant Emperor Franz Joseph I (Florian Teichtmeister) as by the corset that lends the film its name. Using a cool palette and a preference for understatement, Kreutzer deftly renders the social realities of the period, while offering fresh insight on the plight of a woman trapped by the beauty of her public image. With complex intelligence and verve, Krieps refreshes our notions of female regality, and of costume drama. —Ananya Kumar-Banerjee

In German, French, English, and Hungarian with English subtitles 

Guest expected: writer-director Marie Kreutzer



Showtimes

In-Person


1:30 PM — Rafael 1

7:00 PM — Lark Theater

Director

Marie Kreutzer’s first feature, THE FATHERLESS (2011), received a Best Debut Film – Honorable Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival. She also made GRUBER IS LEAVING (2015), for which she received Austrian Film Award directing and screenplay nominations; WE USED TO BE COOL (2016); and THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET (2019), nominated for seven Austrian Film Awards, including Best Director and Best Feature Film.

Film Info

Year:

2022

Running Time:

113

Languages:

German, French, English, Hungarian

Director:

Marie Kreutzer

Producers:

Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz

Cinematographers:

Judith Kaufmann

Editors:

Ulrike Kofler

Writers:

Marie Kreutzer

Cast:

Vicky Krieps, Colin Morgan, Florian Teichtmeiste

sections:

Subtitles:

English