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Shortlisted for the 2023 Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film
A visually stunning contemporary waltz through the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Vicky Krieps), the beloved, restless, and occasionally scandalous 19th-century ruler.
It’s Christmastime, 1877, in the Austro-Hungarian capital of Vienna, and Empress Elisabeth is thrown into turmoil as she anticipates being considered an old woman–after all, she’s almost 40. She is feeling constricted: by her dysfunctional marriage to the emotionally distant Emperor Franz Joseph, by her largely ceremonial public appearances, and by the corset that gives this film its title.
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) won Best Actress at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for her performance as a woman who rebels against the stifling conformity of her stuffy, unfulfilling lifestyle.
Written and directed by Marie Kreutzer • Winner: Best Film, British Film Institute • in German, French, English, and Hungarian with English subtitles • 113 minutes
Corsage is the Austrian writer-director Marie Kreutzer’s bold, visually striking and ingeniously anachronistic portrait of an empress in complicated rebellion. Vicky Krieps is mesmerizing as the rebel. CRITIC’S PICK! – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times