Marie Kreutzer
Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, ‘Sisi’ 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 in Vienna. She travels to England and Hungary, visiting former lovers and political allies, seeking the excitement and purpose of her youth. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elizabeth rebels against the hyperbolised image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy.
Technical Data
Running time: 112
Format: digital
Language spoken: German, French, English, Hungarian
Production year: 2022
Director(s): Marie Kreutzer
Writer(s): Marie Kreutzer
Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann
Editing: Ulrike Kofler
Key cast: Vicky Krieps, Katharina Lorenz, Florian Teichtmeister, Jeanne Werner, Manuel Rubey
Producers: Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz, Bernard Michaux, Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Jean-Christophe Reymond
May 20, 2022
Cannes (Un Certain Regard)
Awards (selection):
Best Performance Prize for Vicky Krieps + Best Creative Sound Design (Cannes), Heart of Sarajevo Best Actress for Vicky Krieps (Sarajevo), Best Film Award (London/BFI Film Festival)
Production company
Film AG Produktions GmbH
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1140 Vienna
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Samsa Film (LUX), Komplizen Film (DE), Kazak Productions (FR)
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