We’re so thrilled that Marie Kreutzer’s film is part of the prestigious Cannes Sélection Officielle and celebrates its world premiere at Un Certain Regard.
CORSAGE, starring Vicky Krieps in the role of Austrian empress Elisabeth, is produced by Austrian Film AG in co-production with Samsa
Film (LUX), Komplizen Film (D) and Kazak Productions (F).
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Christmas 1877: The Empress Elisabeth of Austria celebrates her 40th birthday. In her representative role at the side of her
husband Emperor Franz Joseph I, she is not allowed to voice an opinion, and instead must forever remain the young and beautiful
empress. In order to live up to this expectation, she adheres to a rigorous regimen of fasting, exercising, hairdressing and
daily measurements of her waist. But Elisabeth has a hunger for knowledge and zest for life, increasingly rebels against the
hyperbolised image of herself, and is no longer willing to live life constrained by a courtly corset.